Public Housing

The public housing program provides safe, decent, and affordable rental housing to over 2.2 million low- and very low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. 

There are approximately 1.1 million public housing units owned and managed by more than 3,000 housing authorities.  

The majority of public housing agencies are very small, with over 2,200 agencies having 250 units of public housing or less. However, the majority of the stock is concentrated within medium-large sized housing authorities (1,001 units or more). Although these medium-large housing authorities only comprise 5% of the number of agencies, they represent approximately 60% of the public housing unit stock.

CLPHA represents some of the largest public housing authorities in the country. Collectively, CLPHA members own and operate approximately 40% of the nation’s public housing stock.

Latest Public Housing News
CLPHA recently learned that HUD has extended the deadline for PHAs to apply for certain regulatory waivers that were originally offered as part of the CARES Act waivers in Notice PIH 2021-14 to provide continued flexibility during the pandemic and recovery until April 1, 2022.  CLPHA previously reported that
Recently, HUD published guidance alerting PHAs of their intention to enforce requirements instituted by Congress through the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 that requires carbon monoxide (CO) alarms or detectors be installed in certain HUD-assisted housing by December 27, 2022. This notice identifies resources for the types of devices to install, ideal...
CLPHA Strongly Objected to HUD’s Interpretation of HOTMA
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What are the benefits of public housing? 

Public housing:

  • Lowers health care costs
  • Improves student achievement
  • Bolsters economic productivity

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