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Section 8 program in the South reinforcing segregation

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A federal government housing voucher program is making the problems it was designed to alleviate only worse in the South.  That's according to a six-month investigation done by the USA Today Network.Fred Clasen-Kelly is the reporter behind the investigation into Section 8 housing vouchers.  He spoke about what he found out, including in both Asheville and Shelby in North Carolina, with BPR's Matt Bush.  You can hear the full interview above, and listen to it during a new episode of The Porch premiering Friday November 19th at 9 a.m. on Blue Ridge Public Radio.

Matt Bush joined Blue Ridge Public Radio as news director in August 2016. Excited at the opportunity the build up the news service for both stations as well as help launch BPR News, Matt made the jump to Western North Carolina from Washington D.C. For the 8 years prior to coming to Asheville, he worked at the NPR member station in the nation's capital as a reporter and anchor. Matt primarily covered the state of Maryland, including 6 years of covering the statehouse in Annapolis. Prior to that, he worked at WMAL in Washington and Metro Networks in Pittsburgh, the city he was born and raised in.