Section 8 Housing Changes Worry Advocates for Poor

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The Bush administration is overhauling the federal housing program for the poor known as Section 8. The program serves 2 million poor families, as well as the disabled and the elderly. Critics worry the changes will force more families to seek housing in high-poverty areas, rather than paying lower rates in more middle-class neighborhoods. Hear NPR's Ina Jaffe.



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