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Does ‘Moving to Work’ really work?

July 30, 2014
Aaron Burkhalter | Real Change

“The Tacoma Housing Authority (THA) faced a difficult choice. With fewer dollars from the federal government, the housing authority had to “thin the soup,” said THA Executive Director Michael Mirra.

There would be less public housing to go around, because the federal government was going to cut its funding to THA by $3 million. In order to make up for that shortfall, the agency would have to kick out 400 of the 4,800 households it serves.

Instead of evicting residents, THA decided to reduce how much help each household gets.

The full article appeared in Real Change.