HUD proposes housing vouchers on ZIP code level

  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development proposal is up for public comment for 60 days after its release on June 15.
  • Housing Choice Voucher program would be under a new formula to calculate rent subsidies by ZIP code instead of entire metropolitan areas.
  • The proposal is said to help improve the ability for housing voucher families to live in areas of high opportunity and decrease the number of those in low poverty neighborhoods.

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Community options are limited for individuals seeking a place to live using housing vouchers, but the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development hopes to make the process easier.