Section 8 Voucher Holders Are Having a Hard Time Finding Housing in Durham

Section 8 Voucher Holders Are Having a Hard Time Finding Housing in Durham

Durham Mayor Bill Bell is challenging local landlords and the Durham Housing Authority to house another thirty homeless households with rent vouchers within in the next seven months.

It’s part of an effort, discussed Tuesday morning during the annual Mayor’s Landlord Roundtable, to get more local landlords to accept rent subsidies from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Housing Choice Voucher program, also known as Section 8. The DHA administers the vouchers locally.

Thirty is a small number compared with how many people need affordable housing, but, as Bell said, it’s part of a larger “vision” to end homelessness in Durham.…

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