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Public Housing

As reform is considered in other major welfare programs, public housing should not be ignored.

Opportunities abound at the state and federal level to encourage work for able-bodied individuals receiving public housing.

This alone would help ease the backlog of individuals waiting for housing benefits. As household incomes increase due to work, those who no longer qualify are transitioned off the program, thereby reducing the waiting list. It’s all about protecting resources for the truly needy, supporting self-sufficiency over dependency, and safeguarding taxpayer dollars.


  • Implement a universal work requirement at the federal level across all major welfare programs, including public housing. Altogether, this would move nearly 10 million able-bodied adults into the workforce.
  • Enact a work requirement at the state level for able-bodied adults receiving public housing benefits and establish a preference for working, able-bodied adults on public housing waiting lists
  • Increase child support collections by requiring individuals who owe child support and receive public housing benefits to cooperate with enforcement efforts.

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