This article reviews the federal role in providing rental housing for low-income households. It suggests that reliance on the private market has characterized the variety of programs designed to meet the housing needs of this population group. Despite some progress, millions of low-income households still lack stable, secure housing that they can afford, and the major current program of rent subsidies is under attack.
"The Empty Promise,"
New England Journal of Public Policy:
1, Article 15.
Available at: http://scholarworks.umb.edu/nejpp/vol20/iss1/15