Housing Choice Voucher Location Patterns: Implications For Participant And Neighborhood Welfare

Authors: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development


Release Date: January 2003 (125 pages)
Posted Date: January 1, 2003

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The Housing Choice Voucher program assists households in a large majority of neighborhoods containing affordable rental housing. These neighborhoods are in both the central cities and the suburbs of metropolitan areas including high and low poverty neighborhoods. There are a substantial number of neighborhoods with disproportionately low numbers of program participants and a few with relatively large numbers of assisted households.

The purpose of this study is to describe where HCV assistance is being used and whether program participants have access to a broad range of affordable housing. The study examines some of HCV's possible impacts on program participants and the neighborhoods in which they live.


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Table Page number Description
II-2 16 HCV Units in Relation to the Housing Stock of the Central Cities and Suburban Areas of Each of the 50 Largest MSAs
II-4 18 Neighborhoods with Vouchers in Relation to Neighborhoods with Affordable and Occupied Housing in the Central Cities and Suburban Areas of Each of the 50 Largest MSAs
II-6 20 Neighborhoods with Housing Choice Vouchers and Other Kinds of Assisted Housing in the Central Cities and Suburban Areas of Each of the 50 Largest MSAs
II-8 22 Distribution of Neighborhoods by Relative (Expected) Share of HCV in the Affordable Housing Stock in Central City and Suburban Areas of Each of the 50 Largest MSAs
III-2 34 Distribution of HCV Families by Neighborhood Poverty Concentration in the Central Cities and Suburban Areas of Each of the Fifty Largest MSAs
III-5 36 Distribution of HCV Families by Race across Neighborhood Poverty Concentration Levels in Each of the 50 Largest MSAs
III-7 38 Distribution of HCV Families by Mobility Status across Neighborhood Poverty Concentration Levels in Each of the 50 Largest MSAs
III-9 40 Distribution of Subsidized and Non-Subsidized Families Living in Affordable Units across Neighborhood Poverty Level in Each of the 50 Largest MSAs
IV-3 56 Proportion of All HCV Heads of Household Who Have Employment Income, at Each of the Selected Neighborhood Poverty Levels in Each of the Central Cities and Suburbs of the 50 Largest MSAs
IV-8 58 Average Wage Income of All HCV Household Heads at Selected Neighborhood Poverty Levels in the Central Cities and Suburbs of Each of the 50 Largest MSAs
IV-13 60 Proportion of All HCV Household Heads Who Have TANF Income, at Selected Neighborhood Poverty Levels in the Central Cities and Suburbs of Each of the 50 Largest MSAs
V-2 74 Percent of Neighborhoods with Different HCV Thresholds (Absolute Share) in the Central Cities and Suburbs of Each of the 50 Largest MSAs
V-4 76 Mean Tract Poverty Rate by the Ratio of HCV Share to Occupied Units (Absolute Share) in the Central Cities and Suburbs of Each of the 50 Largest MSAs
V-6 78 Average Absolute Share by Neighborhood Poverty Level for Four Household Types in Each of the 50 Largest MSAs
V-11 80 Mean Gross Rent for Two-Bedroom Unit by the Section 8 Share of Occ'd. Units (Absolute Share) for Central Cities and Suburbs in Each of the 50 Largest MSAs
V-13 82 Mean Gross Rent for Two-Bedroom Unit by Neighborhood Poverty Level for Central Cities and Suburbs of Each of the 50 Largest MSAs
B-1 100 Age and Race/Ethnicity of the HCV Population in Each of the 50 Largest MSAs
B-2 101 Income and Rent Burden of the HCV Population in Each of the 50 Largest MSAs
B-3 102 Selected Family and Unit Characteristics of the HCV Population in Each of the 50 Largest MSAs
B-4 103 Selected "Turnover" and "Length of Time in Program" Characteristics of the HCV Population in Each of the 50 Largest MSAs
C-1 106 Age and Race/Ethnicity of the HCV Population in Each of the 50 States and Washington, DC
C-2 107 Income and Rent Burden of the HCV Population in Each of the 50 States and Washington, DC
C-3 108 Selected Family and Unit Characteristics of the HCV Population in Each of the 50 States and Washington DC
C-4 109 "Turnover" and "Length of Time in Program" Characteristics of the HCV Population in Each of the 50 States and Washington DC
D-1 112 Age and Race/Ethnicity of the HCV Population in Each of the 50 Largest PHAs
D-2 113 Income and Rent Burden of the HCV Population in Each of the 50 Largest PHAs
D-3 114 Selected Family and Unit Characteristics of the HCV Population in Each of the 50 Largest PHAs
D-4 115 "Turnover" and "Length of Time in Program" Characteristics of the HCV Population in Each of the 50 Largest PHAs

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