New Orleans Report Shows Link Between Housing Vouchers and Gun Violence

A recently published report from the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center showed that children living in voucher-assisted households are more likely to live in violent neighborhoods. According to the report, fewer than 2 percent of children in voucher-assisted families live in one of the 13 New Orleans neighborhoods that has averaged zero shootings between 2011 and 2015. Meanwhile, 55 percent of kids living in voucher-assisted households live among the 12 neighborhoods that have averaged more than 10 shootings annually during that same time period.

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