Data from U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Some map data and design from Open Street Map and CartoDB.

Housing Choice Voucher households in New York City (2000-2015)

In 2015, Housing Choice Vouchers provided rent assistance to 123,000 New York City households. The program grew from supporting 77,000 households in 2000 to 132,000 in 2009.The number of people with vouchers has since fallen due in part to budget cuts and rising rents. Over 15 years, the number of voucher tenants has increased the most in low-income parts of the Bronx and Brooklyn. There has also been a marked increase in Section 8 vouchers in parts of Williamsburg where 40+% of the population speaks Yiddish at home.