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
3.7.19
On February 25, CLPHA submitted comments on the December notice outlining proposed changes to the Annual Contributions Contract (ACC).
3.7.19
 DHA CEO Anthony Scott Testifies Before House Appropriations Subcommittee on Behalf of the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities: Aggressive Action is Needed to Undertake Affordable Housing Production and Preservation       
3.7.19
Durham Housing Authority CEO Anthony Scott testified on behalf of CLPHA today before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies during a hearing titled, “Stakeholder Perspectives: Affordable Housing Production.” In his
3.6.19
Congressional staff who focus on housing policy for key committees, Senators, and Representatives heard about the mission, work, and challenges of public housing authorities during a bus tour of several District of Columbia Housing Authority properties on Tuesday morning.
3.6.19
On February 25, CLPHA submitted comments on the December notice outlining proposed changes to the Annual Contributions Contract (ACC).

What are the benefits of public housing? 

Public housing:

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

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