Housing crisis has ‘waitlist shoppers’ across US vying for few Arizona vouchers
As the housing crisis hits families across the nation, thousands of people from nearly every state are applying for vouchers in other states in hopes of landing an open spot anywhere possible. Glendale alone saw 11,000 applications for 350 openings, and less than 20 percent of those randomly selected were already living there. The supply of affordable, available homes is drastically short, with only 36 for every 100 households that need one. The article covers potential changes to the lottery system and more federal aid but barely touches on the root problem: Not enough housing.