Using Housing Vouchers to Improve Education
Tacoma has a special designation from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, called Moving to Work, that allows the housing authority more flexibility in how it spends its housing funding.
Tacoma is one of 39 housing authorities among 3,400 across the U.S. that have this flexibility with federal funds. That latitude makes the McCarver program and others like it possible, according to Michael Mirra, the executive director of the Tacoma Housing Authority.
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