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Recipient Housing in the Housing Voucher and Certificate Programs


Authors: Abt Associates     Kennedy, Stephen D.     Leger, Mireille L.    

Report Acceptance Date: May 1990 (408 pages)

Posted Date: February 02, 2012

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This report compares the housing occupied by recipients in the Housing Voucher and Housing Certificate programs. It is based on evaluations of the housing of approximately 900 recipients in each program, spread over 10 large urban Public Housing Agencies (PHAs). Because participants were randomly assigned to the Housing Voucher or Certificate program, comparison of the two groups provides a good estimate of differences in program outcomes within the PHAs sampled. The ten PHAs themselves were selected from among the sample of 18 large urban PUS included in the Housing Voucher Demonstration. Although these 18 PHAs are a probability sample, the 10 selected for housing evaluation are not. We assigned the weights of the 18 large urban PHAs to the 10 housing evaluation PHAs based on PHA size and the region of the country in which they were located. Thus the results are reasonable rather than scientific projec- tions for all large PHAs.

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