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.