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Public Housing


Nationwide, 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 more than 1.2 million households living in public housing units, managed by some 3300 PHAs throughout the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Please visit our Communities section for details on Elderly and Family Developments.