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White House Pledges ‘Stability’ Vouchers for Homeless and At-Risk People

New housing vouchers build on efforts by the Biden administration to focus on unsheltered and rural homelessness and drive aid to people suffering domestic violence.

A person experiencing homelessness in the Elysian Park neighborhood of Los Angeles on Feb. 24, 2022. 

A person experiencing homelessness in the Elysian Park neighborhood of Los Angeles on Feb. 24, 2022. 

Photographer: David Swanson/Bloomberg

With rents and evictions on the rise nationwide, the specter of homelessness haunts a growing number of U.S. families.

A new federal fund aims to bolster those who are most vulnerable, and at the same time, get local authorities talking to each other. On Aug. 24, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development detailed a new category of housing vouchers for people who sleep outdoors or in their cars, or face severe risk of homelessness. These “stability” vouchers will provide permanent supportive housing for unsheltered families.