Since September 1973, housing costs in Brown County, Wisconsin (Site I of the Housing Assistance Supply Experiment), have increased by 11 to 16 percent due to the rising prices of domestic fuels and utility services. RAND recommends compensating increases in the schedule of benefits to participants in the experimental housing allowance program there, and also a realignment of the schedule for very small and very large households. The proposed changes would result in an immediate increase of nearly 40 percent in monthly allowance payments; and probably in the enrollment of up to 1,200 households that otherwise would be ineligible or unwilling to participate.
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