WHY PUBLIC HOUSING?
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.
This fact sheet provides information, facts and figures, and resources for people to learn more about Public Housing.