Quiz: The Ultimate Public Housing and Section 8 Quiz
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The Ultimate Public Housing and Section 8 Quiz
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About This Quiz

Public housing has been part of our nation's social fabric for more than 60 years. Many people, however, know little about its history or objectives. Take our quiz to see how much you know, or don't know, about public housing in the United States.

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In what year did Congress pass the first national public housing legislation?
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Beyond providing low-cost housing, what was another objective of the federal government's first housing law?
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In what year did Congress pass the first subsidized housing law?
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What was an unintended consequence in many cities of the federal government's public housing laws?
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Who benefits the most from Section 8 vouchers?
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Which city did a federal court rule had deliberately located its public housing in areas with high concentrations of poor African Americans?
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In what year did Congress create the Section 8 voucher program?
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On average, how many public housing units were built each year between 1957 and 1960?
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In regards to public housing in the 1960s, what was the result of rent increases and a decrease in services?
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Which city was home to the first federal public housing project?
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In recent years, many high-rise public housing projects built for families were converted into homes for which group?
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Which federal agency is responsible for public housing in the United States?
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What percentage of rent do Section 8 vouchers cover?
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What percentage of those who apply receive aid from Section 8 vouchers?
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Federal housing assistance ends when a family's local median income is more than what percent?
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What type of buildings were constructed as public housing in the 1930s?
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In the 1930s, which group did Congress originally target as the primary beneficiaries of public housing?
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