Section 8

Remarks on Section 8’s voucher program ‘ridiculous,’ ill-founded

A Reporter story in the Aug. 13 edition quoted Eric Lindsey of The Bentley Real Estate Group as saying that the Section 8 market is “killing the regular market.”

That’s a ridiculous and inaccurate statement. The Section 8 voucher program was established during the first Nixon administration as an alternative to traditionally built public housing developments; it gave families of low income a more flexible choices of homes.  Read more