Section 8 Mapping:
Units were matched with their respective HUD defined Fair Market Rents (FMRs) to identify if someone with a voucher could afford to access (rent) them. This usability was averaged by block group to calculate voucher accessibility by neighborhood. Because the voucher amounts are not competitive with rents that landlords can get from non-voucher holders, once a neighborhood begins to experience investment, landlords stop accepting Section 8, thus forcing voucher holders to move to under-resourced sections of the city.
—Data obtained and analyzed by Matt Palm and Deb Neimeier of the National Center for Sustainable Transportation at UC Davis