To provide some context I constructed a table below that compares the value of those benefits to the spending for all HUD Section 8 and public housing rent subsidies, using as reference points the earlier CBPP report with 2000 HUD subsidy estimates and a 2015 CBPP published report that includes those HUD outlay costs for 2014 :
- From 2000-2014 SNAP benefits from excessive shelter cost income deductions increased by $20.6 billion/924%, while HUD spending for Section 8 and Public Housing increased by $11.9 billion/53%.
- In 2000 SNAP benefits from the excess shelter cost income deductions were 10% of HUD Section 8 and Public Housing spending ($2.2 billion vs. $22.5 billion).
- in 2014 SNAP benefits from excess shelter cost deductions had grown to 66% of HUD Section 8 and Public Housing spending ($22.9 billion vs $34.4 billion ).
Next: The next post will answer the question: In 2014 did some states get more $ benefit from the SNAP excess shelter expense deduction than they got from combined HUD spending on Section 8 and Public Housing rent subsidy programs?
Originally created and posted on the Oregon Housing Blog.