Congressman Ney Shakes Up Voucher Program

POSTED BY: George Hiotis
Wednesday, April 30, 2003 - 03:41 PM
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Congressman Bob Ney is introducing legislation from the Bush administration today that calls for a major shakeup of a federal housing voucher program. The bill would give states control of the program, which helps nearly two million families pay the rent and it is one of the government’s largest housing programs. Administration officials say states could more efficiently manage the rental program and make sure all the money is used. Democrats and low-income advocates oppose the shift. They say a state-run program would have too many standards for who could qualify and be a further burden to states. Ney is chairman of the House subcommittee on housing and community opportunity.

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