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Elderly and Disabled Make up About Half of Section 8 Voucher Households.


 A recent study analyzed the demographic characteristics and labor force attachment of households receiving assistance under the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.  This highlights the need for state-funded housing assistance. Major findings include:

  • Elderly or disabled households make up nearly half (49 percent) of all voucher households, a significant increase over the past decade. 
  • Three-fourths of the voucher households that are not elderly or disabled either work or participate in other programs that have work requirements.

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