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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Notice PIH-2020-24: Housing and Housing Choice Voucher Funds, Guidance on CARES Act Financial Reporting Requirements (FDS and Quarterly Reporting), and Other CARES Act Provisions 
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Press Release from the New York City Housing Authority   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 28, 2020 CONTACTmedia@nycha.nyc.gov   NYCHA PRESENTS A BLUEPRINT FOR CHANGE AT NEW YORK HOUSING CONFERENCE’S 2020 SUMMER SERIES Long-term Strategy Includes Establishing a Public Housing Preservation Trust and...

What are the benefits of public housing? 

Public housing:

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

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