Housing Choice (Section 8) Vouchers
Like other urban centers, Philadelphia has a shortage of affordable rental housing. Housing Choice Vouchers are available for low-income families pay more than 30% of their income on rent and can be used for any apartment in the private rental market. Only 2 million housing choice vouchers available nationwide, resulting in extremely long waiting lists in many areas, including Philadelphia.
Continued funding for Housing Choice Vouchers is at risk deficit reduction negotiations.