Amanda McSwine 0

Make the pledge to support affordable housing!

46 people have signed this petition. Add your name now!
Amanda McSwine 0 Comments
46 people have signed. Add your voice!
Maxine K. signed just now
Adam B. signed just now

Families who pay more than 30% of their income for housing are considered cost burdened and may have difficulty affording necessities such as food, clothing, transportation and medical care” (Affordable Housing - CPD - HUD, n.d.).

The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) program was created to alleviate the significant rental burden experienced by financially vulnerable families.

By alleviating the cost burden for families, Section 8 expands the housing opportunities provided to low-income individuals. Section 8 holders can use their vouchers to move into low-poverty areas increasing their access to opportunities and amenities which will lift them out of poverty.

Although Section 8 was created to eliminate barriers to adequate housing and lift cost-burdened families out of poverty, landlord discrimination against Section 8 holders has a detrimental effect on the ability of low-income, cost burdened individuals and families to find safe and affordable housing.

You can help! By signing this petition, you make the pledge to contact your representative in support of the Section 8 program, and in opposition to Section 8 discrimination.

Share for Success