Archive | December, 2013

The Perception of Housing Choice Voucher Holders

I find it both interesting and disappointing how the public observes a specific negative housing situation and correlates that directly with a housing choice voucher (Section 8) family.  During the last few years staff at our agency has noted that 9 out of every 10 calls or emails we receive concerned about a home or […]

News Coverage: Coalition aims to end discrimination

Last week, the Baltimore Sun covered the launch of the Consider the Person Campaign. Here’s an excerpt: According to the Community Development Network, approximately 60 percent of voucher recipients are elderly or disabled, and 38 percent are employed, though the average salary is about $15,000 a year. The program requires tenants to put no more […]