This study, by Barbara Sard and Thyria Alvarez-SÃ¡nchez, shows that most of the people that recieve housing vouchers are either unable to work (seniors or persons with disabilities) or already subject to work requirements.
According to the study:
- In 2010, 88 percent of all voucher households were elderly, disabled, working (or had recently worked), or likely to be subject to a work requirement under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.
- Elderly or disabled households make up nearly half (49 percent) of all voucher households, a significant increase over the past decade.
- Three-fourths of the voucher households that are not elderly or disabled either work or participate in other programs that have work requirements.
See full report attached below.