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LA Times: Allowing Ex-Offenders Access to Housing Vouchers is Rational Move

April 18, 2012

The Los Angeles Times Editorial Board supports the Los Angeles County Housing Authority’s decision to offer Section 8 rental vouchers to ex-offenders experiencing homelessness. The editorial explains, “Homeless ex-convicts, including many who committed only minor, nonviolent crimes, don't go away if they don't get housing aid. Although there are risks associated with the new rule, they're risks worth taking.” This is a key policy supported by HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan and advocated for in a letter to public housing officials last year.

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Read Shaun Donovan’s letter