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
2.8.21
From HUD's Office of Lead Hazard Control and Health Homes: Radon is a radioactive gas that cannot be seen, smelled or tasted. It is a natural substance that can be found in the dirt and rocks beneath houses, in well water and in some building materials. Because it is a gas, it can seep into your home. Breathing high levels of radon can put you at risk for lung cancer. To see if your...
1.27.21
On January 19, HUD released the 
1.19.21
Today, the Department of the Treasury posted a new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 
12.22.20
Yesterday, the House and Senate passed a spending package that includes FY21 funding for HUD programs and
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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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