Public Housing Fact Sheet

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Public HousingPublic housing was established to provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Public housing comes in all sizes and types, from scattered single-family houses to highrise apartments for elderly families. There are approximately 1.2 million households living in public housing units, managed by some 3,300 HAs. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) administers Federal aid to local housing agencies (HAs) 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 is Public Housing and Plan?

What is HUD's responsibility?

What is the responsibility of the PHA?

What is the responsibility of the residents?

Am I Eligible?

Applications, Wait List and Tenant Selection

What is the selection method for selecting applicant families from the waiting list?

What are the Occupancy Standards?

How often does a resident complete a Re-examination?