Only one in four low-income households eligible for federal housing assistance receives it because of funding limitations. Unless the new Administration and Congress set a different course, an even smaller proportion of the low-income households is likely to be assisted in the future, further widening the gap between housing needs and available federal assistance.
DECADE OF NEGLECT HAS WEAKENED FEDERAL LOW-INCOME HOUSING PROGRAMS.
New Resources Required to Meet Growing Needs.
by Douglas Rice and Barbara Sard
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
February 24, 2009