Dallas Experiments Where Section 8 Recipients May Live
by: Jeff Cohen, NPR, July 5, 2011 3:07:00 am
July 5, 2011
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The Department of Housing and Urban Development is in the early stages of rethinking the way it calculates its rent subsidies. The eventual effect could be to give Section 8 recipients enough money to afford rent wherever they choose. Officials in Dallas are experimenting with a new way of calculating rents. As Jeff Cohen of member station WNPR reports, the program is an opportunity for some, and a challenge for others.