By Allison Charette, Research Analyst
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An evaluation of the Housing Choice Voucher Program from 2000-2004 has found that vouchers significantly reduce homelessness, housing instability and overcrowding, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP). Housing vouchers reduced the number of families living in shelters or on the streets by three-fourths and reduced the number of families living in overcrowded conditions by half. The study also found that vouchers are associated with long-term gains among low-income children. (CBPP, March 10)