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
  • 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 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.

Featured Training

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

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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.

Access Lead the Way

Brief Demo of the Self-Paced Online Training


Public and Indian Housing Information and Resource Center

The PIH Customer Service Center provides information on various aspects of Public, Indian and Assisted Housing Programs.

Phone: 800-955-2232

HUD Field Offices

HUD field offices provide assistance with identifying local housing assistance programs.

Contact a HUD Field Office

Public Housing Agencies

Local public housing agencies provide public housing assistance or specific information about public housing programs such as housing choice vouchers.

Contact a Public Housing Agency


Small Area Fair Market Rents

FSS Program Resource Library and Online Training

Data Sharing Road Map: Improving Student Outcomes Through Partnerships Between Public Housing Agencies and School Districts

Solar Project Development for Public Housing Authorities Webinar

Proposed Rule on Tenant-Based Assistance: Enhanced Vouchers

Eligibility of Independent Students for Assisted Housing Under Section 8 of the U.S. Housing Act of 1937; Additional Supplementary Guidance