Mercatus on Policy: The Housing Voucher Choice Program

Mercatus Fellow Emily Schaeffer looks at alternatives to traditional housing projects in New Orleans and elsewhere and discusses how voucher programs can create better outcomes for recipients and the

The landscape of New Orleans is spotted with the relics of failed housing policies.  Even prior to Hurricane Katrina, dilapidated government projects were dark spots in an otherwise colorful and animated city.  Many of the units in government housing projects now stand empty and damaged, challenging policy makers to address the issue of public housing without replicating the errors of the past.

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