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
- Family Self-Sufficiency
- HOPE VI
- Housing Choice Vouchers
- Mixed-Finance Public Housing
- Moderate Rehabilitation
- Moving to Work
- Operating Fund
- Public Housing Agency (PHA) Plans
- Rental Housing Integrity Improvement Project (RHIIP)
- Supportive Services Programs
- Section 8 Management Assessment Program (SEMAP)
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.
The Public and Indian Housing One-Stop Tool for PHAs provides PHA staff with quick access to systems, tools, training opportunities, program requirements, commonly used external websites, contacts, and much more.
What you need to know about public housing agency board and staff responsibilities is now in one place.
Lead the Way is a free new resource offered by HUD to support public housing agencies (PHAs). This dynamic online curriculum is designed for new or experienced PHA board members/commissioners and executive staff. Lead the Way can be utilized through self-paced online learning or instructor-led courses. Either way you use it, it’s a powerful learning tool and a reliable, up-to-date reference that covers:
- Fundamentals of Oversight
- PHA Roles and Responsibilities
- Public Housing Basics
- Essential PHA Skills
Video vignettes, audio case studies, interactive worksheets, and online quizzes reinforce learning using real PHA staff and settings. And it is always at your fingertips by computer, tablet, or smartphone.