Low Income Public Housing

WHAT IS PUBLIC HOUSING?

Public Housing was established to provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities.

  • Public Housing is independent living which is  owned and managed by the Housing Authority.
  • There are approximately 1.2 million households living in public housing units, managed by some 3,300 Housing Authorities.
  • The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) administers Federal aid to public housing authorities that manage the housing for low-income residents at rents they can afford.
  • HUD furnishes technical and professional assistance in planning, developing and managing these developments.

 WHAT PUBLIC HOUSING IS NOT?

Public housing is not:

  • Emergency Shelter
  • Transitional Housing
  • Assisted Living, or
  • The housing of last resort.