DC flexible housing subsidy shows promise for addressing homelessness, researchers say

Ninety-four percent of families who participated in DC Flex, Washington, DC’s flexible rent subsidy pilot program, generally were satisfied with it, according to a report from the Urban Institute and The Lab @ DC, a scientific team in the mayor’s administration, which analyzed the first year of the “shallow subsidy” program. The report found that 88% of participants remained in stable housing and recertified for a second year with the program.