Courting landlords with vouchers: Guaranteed incentives for willingness to rent to homeless people

By Ken Magri | Fixing Sacramento

In an effort to get more homeless people into better living situations, several voucher programs offer opportunities to convert homeless people into temporary or permanent housing.

Vouchers are part of a federal program funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that helps homeless people, very low-income families, the elderly, and people with disabilities find housing in the private rental market.

But these programs need to find more landlords willing to accept such a lease between themselves and the government. On May 22, three local housing organizations hosted a panel discussion to do just that.