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
10.21.20
From the Los Angeles Times: Nearly 9,000 residents of public housing in Los Angeles will receive free broadband internet access for the rest of the 2020-21 school year as part of a new partnership between the city, Microsoft and the start-up internet service provider Starry.
10.21.20
On Monday October 19, Debbie Burkart, National Vice President of Supportive Housing for the National Equity Fund (NEF) and Scott Zeigler, NEF Fund Manager, conducted a listening session and presentation for CLPHA members on NEF's 
10.15.20
Monday October 19 | 1:00 p.m. ET   CLPHA is hosting a listening session on the Homes for the Homeless initiative. The session will include a presentation on the Homes for the Homeless initiative, a mission-driven fund with the intent of investing in the acquisition and redevelopment of hotels/motels for PSH projects. A discussion with members consisting of questions...
9.22.20
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 
9.1.20
Tuesday, September 22 | 3:00 p.m. ET From the Better Buildings Challenge:

What are the benefits of public housing? 

Public housing:

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

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