Q: Do Section 8 voucher holders increase crime in a neighborhood?
By Shelterforce Posted on February 4, 2015
THIS IS A PERENNIAL FEAR, but researchers at NYU’s Furman Center took a really close look at the data to see, when controlling for other factors, if there was any association between
an increase in Housing Choice Vouchers (formerly known as Section 8 vouchers) and the crime levels in that neighborhood.
They found no association.
An increase in voucher holders does not lead to any increase in crime.