Tenant-based rental assistance grew from its inception in 1974 until 2002. There were no new vouchers until 2008, when about 15,000 new vouchers were established to compensate for 150,000 lost. Another 13,000 new vouchers were funded in 2009. This program is a major bridge between rental costs and what low-income households are able to pay.
In order for households to use units created through the National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF), there must be additional, dedicated Housing Choice Vouchers. Units created through the NHTF would be federally assisted housing owned by groups that have a positive track record in providing housing to those at low-income levels.