Fighting the Housing Crisis with Underachieving Programs: The Problem with Section 8

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This Article explores one loophole that must be closed by new legislation. This loophole enables landlords to benefit financially from participation in the Section 8 program without holding them accountable to their contractual obligations. The failure to enforce the landlords' contracts and the lack of statutory and regulatory enforcement by the Section 8 administrators deny participating tenants their rights under the program and effectively negate the original intent of the legislation creating the program.

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Race discrimination in housing

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Deborah Kenn (Syracuse University)

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