Study on Section 8 Voucher Success Rates
The "Study on Section 8 Voucher Success Rates is a two-volume set. This volume, Volume II is entitles "Qualitative Study of Five Rural Areas." The companion volume, Volume I, is the "Quantitative Study of Success Rates in Metropolitan Areas."
Volume II: Qualitative Study of Five Rural Areas (April 2001, 75 p.)
Volume II is a qualitative study of success rates in rural areas. The purpose of this study is to explore
Section 8 success rates and the factors that affect success rates in rural areas through in-depth
qualitative research at five rural public housing authorities. The report is based on field work
conducted between May and August, 2000. The rural study was not intended to feed into or re-validate
the conclusions drawn from the larger quantitative study (Volume I report) regarding the
relationships between household demographics, market tightness, and program success in
metropolitan areas. Although these factors were considered, this study focused on identifying and
examining the unique factors that affect voucher holders in rural areas.