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See How Landlords Pack Section 8 Renters Into Poorer Neighborhoods

HUD and census data show how landlords nationwide shut their doors on renters receiving housing assistance. A new federal law would prohibit that.
In cities like Dallas, renters with housing vouchers are largely locked out of affluent neighborhoods.
In cities like Dallas, renters with housing vouchers are largely locked out of affluent neighborhoods.Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and Poverty & Race Research Action Council

Where to live is one of the most important decisions the leader of a household has to make. But for the most vulnerable families in the nation, there really isn’t any choice at all.

Families with children who receive federal housing aid often live in neighborhoods with higher levels of poverty and lower opportunity. The decision’s just not up to them. Landlords decide. Specifically, landlords who refuse to rent to tenants that use Housing Choice Vouchers, via a federal program more commonly known as Section 8, have great sway over outcomes for these families.