University of Wisconsin–Madison

Housing Assistance

There are three primary federal housing assistance programs in the United States: the Housing Choice Voucher (or “Section 8”) Program, which provides vouchers for housing selected by recipients in the private market; project-based rental assistance, which provides subsidized rent in designated privately owned buildings; and public housing, which provides subsidized rent in publicly owned and operated housing.

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Renter’s tax credit

  • Sara Kimberlin, Laura Tach, and Christopher Wimer
  • Focus & Focus+
  • Special Issue 2017
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Unaffordable America: Poverty, housing, and eviction

  • Matthew Desmond
  • Fast Focus
  • March 2015
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Reducing inequality: Neighborhood and school interventions

  • Lawrence F. Katz
  • Focus & Focus+
  • Fall/Winter (2014–2015) 2015
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Housing Voucher Receipt and the Quality of Schools Available to Recipient Children

  • Deven Carlson, Robert Haveman, Thomas Kaplan, and Barbara Wolfe
  • Discussion Paper
  • March 2014
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An Assessment of the Effectiveness of Anti-Poverty Programs in the United States

  • Yonatan Ben-Shalom, Robert Moffitt, and John Karl Scholz
  • Discussion Paper
  • June 2011
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The Benefits and Costs of the Section 8 Housing Subsidy Program: A Framework and First-Year Estimates

  • Deven Carlson, Robert Haveman, Thomas Kaplan, and Barbara Wolfe
  • Discussion Paper
  • May 2010
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Long-Term Effects of Public Low-Income Housing Vouchers on Labor Market Outcomes

  • Deven Carlson, Robert Haveman, Tom Kaplan, and Barbara Wolfe
  • Discussion Paper
  • April 2009