The contracts of over 1,000 Section 8 units have already expired, putting in jeopardy the housing of tens of thousands of people enrolled in the subsidy program. Should the shutdown continue, things could get much, much worse.
The Trump administration wants to keep out immigrants who burden the American taxpayer. How big is that burden really?
The government has called the new Rental Assistance Demonstration program the "answer" to housing woes, but there's very little evidence to support that case.