Met Council program steers Section 8 renters to low-poverty areas with good schools

Star Tribune

Posted In: Communities, Housing
Date: 5/9/2016

It's an opportunity lost: Half the families that initially receive a much-coveted Section 8 federal housing voucher in Anoka, Carver and suburban Hennepin and Ramsey counties can't find a home on which to use them.

For those who do find a place, nearly one-quarter settle in areas of concentrated poverty.

Now 45 young families in the throes of this housing search are getting one-on-one counseling and help to make sure they find rental homes in neighborhoods with good schools, lower poverty rates and better odds of success.

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Source: Star Tribune

Link: http://www.startribune.com/for-section-8-families-the-place-matters/378661811/

Posted In: Communities, Housing

Tags: Section 8, public school

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