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Step by Step: Tenant Accounts of Securing and Maintaining Quality Housing With a Housing Choice Voucher

The federal Housing Choice Voucher program subsidizes rents for people with low income, but how do families with vouchers find a home, and what makes it difficult to do so? Drawing upon data from interviews with voucher holders in the St. Louis, Missouri, metropolitan area, this study reveals search methods and identifies barriers encountered, concluding with a discussion of reforms to improve housing choice.

Project: Inclusive Housing


Metzger, M. W., Bender, A., Flowers, A., Murugan, V., & Ravindranath, D. (2019). Step by step: Section 8 tenant accounts of searching for quality housing. Journal of Community Practice, 27(1), 31–44.