A new flexible rent subsidy program aims to help working families afford housing

News Article
Sep 27, 2018
Mychal Cohen and Josh Leopold for Urban Institute
Nationally, resources for providing families with housing assistance are inadequate. DC is piloting a new approach, the DC Flexible Rent Subsidy Program (DC Flex), to test whether shallow (smaller than the average subsidy, over a defined period) and flexible subsidies can help more families maintain affordable, adequate housing.
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