Public Housing

Public Housing as Infrastructure



As one of the nation’s largest sources of affordable housing, public hous- ing plays a central role in the nation’s infrastructure. Like roads and bridges, affordable housing is a long-term asset that helps communities and families thrive. Public housing represents a significant investment on the part of the federal government: over $162 billion including land costs. The program provides 1.2 million units of affordable housing to over 2.2 million people, including 750,000 children.

Nation's Largest Public Housing Authorities Look to Dr. Ben Carson to be a Strong Advocate for Housing Stability


Statement From Council of Large Public Housing Authorities Executive Director Sunia Zaterman

The Council of Large Public Housing Authorities, which represents 70 of the nation’s largest public housing authorities (PHAs) in cities across the United States, congratulates Dr. Ben Carson on his nomination as Secretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Proposed $6 billion housing cut shreds safety net for low-income families and seniors


The Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA), representing more than 70 of the country’s largest and most innovative   housing authorities, calls on the Administration and Congress to reject the draconian proposal to slash more than $6 billion in funding to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), including $2 billion in cuts to public housing.

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