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.

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Latest Public Housing News
2.25.19

On February 21, CLPHA attended a listening session at HUD’s Philadelphia field office where D.J. LaVoy, Deputy Assistant Secretary for REAC, joined other HUD officials to share information about changes to inspection protocols.

2.22.19

146 Boston Housing Authority (BHA) public housing units will remain affordable for at least the next 99 years thanks to a $47.2 million project in partnership with nonprofit community development organization Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (IBA).

2.20.19
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development issued a press release today announcing its plans to update the REAC inspection process, beginning with a new standard timeline of 14 calendar days' notice before an inspection. 
 
2.12.19

Feb. 13, 3:00-4:00 PM ET, #FullyFundHousing

 

2.1.19

The Department of Housing and Urban Development today issued information about HUD’s funding availability for the Housing Choice Voucher program and the Public Housing Operating Fund under the current Continuing Resolution (CR) that provides funding through February 15.

What are the benefits of public housing? 

Public housing:

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

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