|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:||
CONTACT: Jesse Jacobs - 202-224-4524
|Thursday, April 4, 2002||
Craig Davis - 202-224-7391
Senator Paul S. Sarbanes (D-MD), Chairman of the Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, announced that the full Committee will meet to hear testimony from housing and community development groups regarding proposals to improve the federal Housing Voucher Program.
The Section 8 housing voucher program is the largest housing assistance program, assisting over 1.5 million American families in affording decent and safe housing. Unfortunately, not all families given voucher assistance are able to find decent, safe and adequate housing. The Committee will examine proposals to ensure that the voucher program operates more effectively and ways to expand housing opportunities for low-income families.
The hearing will be held:
Scheduled to testify are: