On May 24, the House Financial Services Committee approved, 52-9, the Section 8 Voucher Reform Act (H.R. 1851), sponsored by Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA).
The Section 8 program provides monetary vouchers for low-income families to obtain privately-owned rental housing. Section 8 is the largest federal program designed to provide affordable housing to low-income families, serving more than two million households.
During consideration of the measure, the committee approved, by voice vote: