EXCERPT: “The Metropolitan Council, which operates the largest housing and redevelopment authority in the state and has 6,300 housing voucher holders, launched its Community Choice program in December.striblogo

It’s aimed at families with children under the age of 10 that receive federal housing vouchers and want to move into “areas of opportunity” — places with good schools and lower poverty levels. The families spend 30 to 40 percent of their income on rent and use vouchers to cover the balance.

 The first family in the program signed a lease last week, with plans to move into an Anoka County neighborhood. Three other families also are close to rental agreements in “areas of opportunity.””  FULL STORY: http://strib.mn/24Icexx