For only those users who agree to participate in the study, GoSection8 will also share your GoSection8 webpage visits with the researchers. For users who have a Housing Choice Voucher, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will provide information about HCV recipients’ addresses and the characteristics of their families like household size and total income.
People with low income Low Income: a total family income that’s no more than the Section 8 low-income limit established by HUD. Individuals are considered one-person families. , seniors Senior: for housing benefit eligibility purposes, a person who is 62 or older. , and people with disabilities Person with a Disability: a person whose physical or mental impairment substantially limits one or more major life activities, such as eating or walking. may qualify for help from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to get affordable rental housing. HUD doesn't own rental property. It gives money to states and building owners, who in turn provide low-income housing opportunities.
Risks. The risks associated with your participation in this study are minimal. However, there is some risk potential of a data confidentiality breach. This risk will be minimized by adequately securing the data and using de-identified data whenever possible. In all steps of data handling, researchers will follow the most stringent security protocols.
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