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Sequestration adds to funding shortages felt by Vermont public housing authorities



Vt Digger - - 9:14 am Mon Jun 17th, 2013

Responding to a protracted cycle of defunding, Vermont's public housing authorities are being forced to spend down their Section 8 reserves in order to keep the rental subsidy programs alive.

Most also choose to admit fewer low-income Vermonters into the program in the near-term, rather than face the prospect of taking the benefit away down the road.

Nine local housing authorities and the Vermont State Housing Authority administer the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program in Vermont - part of a nationwide, federally funded program that subsidizes the cost of rent for low-income families, the elderly and disabled citizens.

Read the whole story in the Vt Digger - : http://vtdigger.org/2013/06/14/sequestration-adds-...

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