QHWRAQuality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998
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Although the QHWRA does impose these requirements to some extent, the extent is nowhere near sufficient.
QHWRA and HUD both fail to specifically define what constitutes "work" in this context.
pdf (discussing housing advocates' opinion that the QHWRA requirements are "unjust and discriminatory against low-income persons who receive federal housing assistance").
According to the National Academy of Public Administration, "Prior to QHWRA, 75 percent to 85 percent (depending on project age) of all households admitted to public housing were required to have incomes below 50 percent of the median area income.
The QHWRA also contains several provisions to help families living in public housing make a successful transition from welfare to work.