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Keep Housing Affordable

The House of Representatives is considering the Affordable Housing and Self-Sufficiency Act of 2012, which will increase the minimum rent of a household in Public Housing, receiving a housing voucher or in project-based Section 8 assisted households.  The current floor is suggested at $50 per month. This act would increase and mandate a minimum rent of $69.45. For someone on SSI or even earning minimum wage this is a huge increase.  Thousands of households have been unable to pay the entire $50 per month current rent. It