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:
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.
Learn the Housing Choice Voucher funding process, requirements, systems, and resources to successfully support your Public Housing Agency, program partners, and beneficiaries.
Learn how to implement housing counseling requirements for PIH program activities as of the final compliance deadline, August 1, 2021.
The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Homeownership program provides vouchers to families admitted to the HCV program so that they can purchase a home and receive monthly assistance in meeting homeownership expenses. The following resources are provided to PHAs to support them in developing a HCV Homeownership program:
The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Overview Video Series is intended to give Public Housing Authorities (PHA) and HUD staff a brief introduction to some of the main topics related to utilization in the HCV program, with a particular emphasis on HCV utilization tools available to PHAs. Topics include:
This training curriculum covers the National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate (NSPIRE) inspections model and how it works within the HCV program. Key features include:
This training curriculum covers the NSPIRE inspections model intended primarily for inspectors in the HCV program.
This training provides an overview of Section 8 Management Assessment Program (SEMAP) and key information to help Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) effectively manage their Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program for SEMAP success. This training helps PHA staff:
This Rate Reduction Incentive (RRI) training helps PHA staff:
The Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy (ACOP) Toolkit is designed to support PHAs and their staff in developing, revising, and implementing ACOP policies for the Public Housing Program. The ACOP toolkit includes a guide that:
These resources provide an overview of some of the main processes’ landlords will encounter when participating in the HCV program. Resources include:
This toolkit helps ensure PHAs have resources to inform residents about HUD’s Minimum Rent and Hardship Exemption requirements. Each of the following resources are translated in seven languages:
In addition to this toolkit, a video training is also available for PHA staff. The PHA Minimum Rent and Hardship Exemption Policy Self-Paced Training was developed to provide guidance and information for PHA staff implementing such HUD requirements.
These vouchers assists non-elderly persons with disabilities and are administered using the same rules as other housing choice vouchers. This page includes past webinar deliveries and the following featured resources:
This training consists of a series of eight vignette training videos designed to help PHAs:
Self-paced online training video series designed for PHAs:
Toolkit available in English and Spanish designed for public housing residents interested in creating or supporting a resident council:
This five-part guidebook outlines strategies and approaches for PHAs to play an important role in reducing and ending homelessness in their communities by using HCV and public housing programs. The accompanying webinar introduced the guidebook and presented best practices.
In these video interviews, residents and staff from three PHAs share how Mainstream vouchers are helping HUD-assisted families who meet the targeted preference criteria in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Mainstream Voucher Program Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). Topic areas include:
A five-module webinar that provides a comprehensive overview of the Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS) and the four indicators and sub-indicators in these areas:
A webinar series intended to assist PHAs with the financial management of their voucher programs and related funding:
Self-paced online training designed for PHA board members and commissioners:
Training for PHAs with a focus on internal controls and financial management topics related to public housing and HCV programs:
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:
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:
A collection of webinars and videos that help users review federal lead regulations and the Lead Safe Housing Rule (LSHR) for pre-1978 housing:
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:
A collection of resources and training for FSS coordinators, covering the following topics:
Rules, requirements, and considerations for implementing Small Area Fair Market Rents (SAFMRs) Rule, including:
A collection of webinars and other training to help ConnectHomeUSA participating communities achieve their goals in connecting households to broadband and assisting communities in their digital inclusion and digital literacy efforts
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
A webinar series covering topics such as: