federal rental assistance enables five million low-income households to afford
modest homes. Three major programs, the largest of which is Housing Choice
Vouchers (HCV), assist about 90% of these households. HCV requires that a share
of new households admitted into the program include "extremely
low-income," (although recent budgets have either cut or eliminated most
programs assisting this group of people), meaning that their income may not
exceed 30% of the local median.