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 than 40 percent of their income toward rents and utilities.
“There’s a long waiting list — about 12,000 [applicants],” Koch said. “They could be waiting for years.”
Take a moment to read the article and learn about another interesting story of voucher holder Tisha Guthrie.