Section 8 program in the South reinforcing segregation

Nov 17, 2021

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.