A place to call "home": Exploring the experiences of Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program recipients in their efforts to find housing

Barbra Teater

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Abstract

A policy goal of the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program in the US consists of enabling recipients to select housing and neighbourhoods of their choice through the promotion of residential mobility, yet prior evaluations of the program have failed to explore the experiences of recipients with regard to finding housing. This study incorporated qualitative data collection methods to gather the experiences and perspectives of HCV program recipients in their efforts to secure housing. The data analysis revealed six prominent steps, which together illustrate the housing search process of the recipients. Implications for social work practice with recipients and housing service providers are discussed with particular focus toward implementing housing counselling services.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-278
Number of pages8
JournalFamilies in Society
Volume90
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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