Colorado Springs may be making some changes in allocation of federal housing subsidies that will assist the economic opportunities of poor residents. The following is a quotation from the Colorado Springs Independent.
Minorities have disproportionately high poverty rates,” the report noted. “In El Paso County, there were 75,363 persons living below the poverty line. Most of these people were living in Colorado Springs. Within Colorado Springs, most people living below the poverty line were concentrated in three contiguous areas. The largest area was in Southeastern Colorado Springs.
In other words, the Springs, to some degree, is economically segregated. And that leads to racial segregation.
The report notes that one government program likely isn’t helping. Known as Section 8, administered through the Colorado Springs Housing Authority, the popular program provides needy households with rent vouchers. But Section 8 bases its assistance on Fair Market Rent, a figure reached by complex calculations…
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