About CLPHA

The Council of Large Public Housing Authorities is a national non-profit organization that works to preserve and improve public and affordable housing through advocacy, research, policy analysis and public education.

CLPHA’s 70 members represent virtually every major metropolitan area in the country. Together they manage 40 percent of the nation’s public housing program; administer 26 percent of the Housing Choice Voucher program; and operate a wide array of other housing programs.

Housing authorities are the cornerstone of affordable housing and community development. CLPHA:

  • Advocates for adequate public and assisted housing funding and policies that support local management and accountability.
  • Develops and analyzes policies impacting the affordable housing community.
  • Educates policymakers and the public about the critical role public housing and the voucher program play in meeting affordable housing needs.