Public Housing and Voucher Programs

Public housing and voucher programs provide decent and safe affordable 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. HUD's public housing programs include:

  • Asset Management
  • Capital Fund
  • Choice Neighborhoods
  • Demolition/Disposition
  • Family Self-Sufficiency
  • Homeownership
  • HOPE VI
  • Housing Choice Vouchers
  • Mixed-Finance Public Housing
  • Moderate Rehabilitation

To learn more about public housing and voucher programs and the application process for applying for assistance, go to the HUD.gov Public Housing web page.

Featured Resources

Lead the Way: PHA Governance and Financial Management

Lead the Way: PHA Governance and Financial Management - A Training for Board Members

Self-paced online training designed for PHA board members and commissioners:

  • Fundamentals of Oversight
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Public Housing Basics
  • Other topics including: Asset Management, HCV, Budgets, Ethics, and more

Public Housing Authority Financial Management Training

PHA Financial Management Training

Training for PHAs with a focus on internal controls and financial management topics related to public housing and HCV programs:

  • Understanding Financial Management
  • PHA Operating Environment
  • Effective Internal Controls
  • Operating and Capital Budgets
  • Financial Statements and Annual Audits
  • Financial Monitoring

Lead the Way: PHA Governance and Financial Management

HCV Finance Webinar Series

A webinar series intended to assist PHAs with the financial management of their voucher programs and related funding:

  • Budget and Cost Allocation
  • VMS and Cash Management
  • Best Practices: HCV Administrative Plans - Coming Soon
  • Managing Competing Priorities with HCV Funding - Coming Soon
  • Strategically Using Voucher and Strategies to Prevent Evictions - Coming Soon

Preventing Sexual and Other Discriminatory Harassment in Housing

Preventing Sexual and Other Discriminatory Harassment in Housing

*Now Available in Multiple Languages* A suite of fair housing training that helps users understand what sexual harassment in housing looks like and how it violates the Fair Housing Act:

  • Self-Paced Online Module for PHA Executives, Offices, and Commissioners
  • Webcasts and Fact Sheets for Executive Staff and Commissioners, PHA Employees, Private Housing Owners/Managers, and Tenants
  • Videos: What Does Harassment Look Like?

Public Housing Authority Detecting and Addressing Hazards from Mold Training

PHA Training: Detecting and Addressing Hazards from Mold

Training to inform PHAs and staff of the importance of early mold detection, causes, health concerns and remediation procedures in housing units and common areas:

  • Types of Mold
  • Causes of Mold
  • Health Concerns
  • Types of Mold Assessment
  • Mold Remediation
  • Managing Risk

Amended Lead Safe Housing Rule Video Series

Lead Safe Housing Rule Training

A collection of webinars and videos that help users review federal lead regulations and the Lead Safe Housing Rule (LSHR) for pre-1978 housing:

  • LSHR Webinar Series Subparts J and K
  • LSHR Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Training
  • LSHR Project-Based Assistance Training
  • Amended Lead Safe Housing Rule Video Series

Running ROSS Step-by-Step Online Guide

Running ROSS Step-by-Step Online Guide

A comprehensive guide for ROSS Service Coordinators and ROSS program grantees, including resident associations, PHA executive directors or other PHA leadership with oversight responsibility, and PHA staff who manage grant funding and reporting, covering the following topics:

  • Best practices for engaging and working with residents
  • Building partnerships with local service providers
  • Information and strategies for successfully managing the program
  • Reporting outcomes

FSS Program Resource Library and Online Training

FSS Program Resource Library and Online Training

A collection of resources and training for FSS coordinators, covering the following topics:

  • Outreach and goal-setting
  • Case management and coaching
  • Helping participants increase their earnings and build financial capability
  • Building an effective infrastructure

Small Area Fair Market Rents Resources and Video Trainings

Small Area Fair Market Rents Resources and Video Trainings

Rules, requirements, and considerations for implementing Small Area Fair Market Rents (SAFMRs) Rule, including:

  • Notices
  • FAQs
  • Training and Webcasts
  • Implementation Guidebook
  • Sample Documents and Case Studies

ConnectHome Video Trainings

ConnectHome Video Trainings

A webinar series to help ConnectHomeUSA participating communities achieve their goals in connecting households to broadband and assisting communities in their digital inclusion and digital literacy efforts


Data Sharing Road Map

Data Sharing Road Map: Improving Student Outcomes through Partnerships between Public Housing Agencies and School Districts

A collection of resources to provide guidance on how PHAs can collaborate with school districts and other education partners to identify data-drive strategies for strengthening the educational outcomes of students living in public housing and HCV units


RAD Public Housing Conversion Training Videos and Resources

RAD Public Housing Conversion Training Videos and Resources

A webinar series covering topics such as:

  • Benefits and process of converting Mod Rehab properties under Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)
  • RAD closing process
  • Physical Condition Assessment (PCA) Orientation