Find housing authorities, departments, and HUD. Housing authorities provide information on section 8 public housing, rentals, applications, eligibility, affordable, low income, subsidized fair housing, hud homes, housing projects, and section 42 tax credits.
A housing authority, or housing department, is a municipal, state or federal organization devoted to providing stable, accessible, high-quality and affordable housing for low and moderate-income individuals and families. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) works with smaller state or municipal housing authorities to help individuals directly as well as through legislation.
A housing department provides direct access to homes, subsidized funding for private building projects, and in the case of foreclosures and HUD homes, will sometimes directly participate in property management. This type of department also provides infrastructure for low-income individuals. For example, Section 8 of the United States Public Housing Act authorizes rental-housing payment assistance programs that benefit private landlords and help pay for utilities. And, Section 42 of the Tax Credit Reform Act encourages construction and development companies to build affordable housing by offering a sizable tax credit. These rental properties, referred to as housing projects or subsidized housing, reinforce the goal of affordable housing for all.
Although many regional and statewide housing departments exist, they all perform similar tasks and are all generally under the supervision of HUD.