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  • Regulatory Reform and Affordable Housing
  • Volume 23 Number 1
  • Managing Editor: Mark D. Shroder
  • Associate Editor: Michelle P. Matuga
 

The Effect of COVID-19 on Income Among Households in HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher Program

Jacqueline Bachand
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not represent the official positions or policies of the Office of Policy Development and Research, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, or the U.S. Government.


Measures put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 have severely disrupted the U.S. labor market. This article examines the impact of COVID-19 on households in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program by calculating the number and proportion of HCV households that experienced a decline in income pre- and post-COVID-19.


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