CBPP Releases Update to Voucher Benefits Paper

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) recently released an updated version of its paper, Research Shows Housing Vouchers Reduce Hardship and Provide Platform for Long-Term Gains Among Children. According to the paper, vouchers and other rental assistance lifted 2.8 million people—including about 900,000 children—above the poverty line in 2014 under the federal government’s Supplemental Poverty Measure, which counts non-cash benefits. Vouchers alone probably produced at least half of that effect.

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