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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 comes in all sizes and types, from scattered single family houses to high rise apartments for elderly families. There are approximately 1.2 million households living in public housing units, managed by some 3,300 HAs.


The PIH Information and Resource Center is staffed to answer questions/inquiries from the public and PHAs regarding public housing and housing choice voucher programs and regulations.

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