Public housing was established to provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families. Public housing comes in all sizes and types, from scattered single family houses to highrise apartments for elderly families.
General Program Requirements
Public housing is limited to low-income families and individuals and eligibility is based on annual gross income and U.S. citizenship or eligible immigration status. If you are eligible, a public housing agency will check your references to make sure you and your family will be good tenants. Any applicant whose habits and practices may be expected to have a detrimental effect on other tenants or on the project's environment will be denied.
Your Next StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.
If you are interested in applying for a voucher, contact the local Public Housing Agency (PHA):
Program Contact Information
For further assistance, visit the following website and click on "Local Offices", located on the left side of the page:
For additional information, please contact the Public and Indian Housing (PIH) Customer Service Center at:
Or you may call us at 1-800-955-2232, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time (EST) daily, Monday through Friday.