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Do Section 8 Vouchers Bring Crime to Neighborhoods?

March 18, 2015

We have long heard the charge that voucher holders in a neighborhood increase crime rates.  Social scientists from NYU studied this question and concluded that voucher holders do not increase crime.  Here is a citation to the article, and a link.

“American Murder Mystery Revisited: Do Housing Voucher Households Cause Crime?” by Ingrid Gould Ellen, Michael C. Lens, and Katherine M. O’Regan, December 14, 2011, NYU Wagner Research Paper No. 2012-02. 

Read the full article at Shelterforce.