HUD proposes major overhaul of Section 8, tripling rent for low-income families

Proposal would increase rent contributions from tenants using the program, which affects some 4.5 million American families

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) officials on Wednesday proposed a major overhaul to the country’s Section 8 voucher program and the low-income rental subsidies that affect 4.5 million American families.