Raising Rents for HUD Housing Program Recipients Would Throw Over Half a Million Americans into Poverty


The Making Affordable Housing Work Act of 2018, a recent proposal issued by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), outlines a plan to raise rental payments for almost all households that participate in HUD’s housing programs. Our analysis finds that this proposal would deplete the cash resources of participant households by over $750 per year, on average, and move over half a million people into poverty. Read our latest brief to learn more.