Housing for Very Low-Income Households: The Record of President Clinton, 1993-2000

Rachel Bratt

W02-8: In October 1996, at nearly the mid-point of President Bill Clinton’s term in office, a lead article in The New York Times Magazine heralded: “The Year That Housing Died” (DeParle, 1996). Referring to the Congressional appropriations bill that recently had been signed by the president, journalist Jason DeParle noted that, as a result of this legislation, no new additional families would receive rent subsidies from the government...