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Sequestration Cuts Into Section 8 Funding

If you’re a low-income family in Vermont, there are not a lot of affordable housing options available to you. And rental assistance is even harder to find. Some people have been on the waiting list for Section 8 housing vouchers for years. And this year, sequestration has cut even deeper into funding for Section 8.

Richard Williams is the Executive Director of the Vermont State Housing Authority. Ted Brady is the State Director for the USDA Rural Development Program in Vermont and New Hampshire. they spoke with Vermont Edition about out how sequestration has hit the Section 8 voucher program in Vermont.