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Topic - Public Housing

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Public housing is assisted under the provisions of the U.S. Housing Act of 1937 or under a state program having the same general purposes as the federal program. Public housing provides decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. It can come in all sizes and types, from scattered single-family houses to high-rise apartments for elderly individuals. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) administers federal aid to local public housing authorities (PHAs) that manage the housing for low-income residents at rents they can afford. Public housing is limited to low-income families and individuals. There are approximately 1.3 million households living in public housing units, managed by some 3,300 PHAs.

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Public Housing Reform and Voucher Success: Progress and Challenges (100%)
Rod Solomon
The Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program
January 1, 2005
The Challenges Facing Public Housing Authorities in a Brave New World (96%)
Roberto G. Quercia, George C. Galster
Fannie Mae Foundation
January 1, 1997
Best Management Practices in U.S. Public Housing (90%)
Vincent Lane
Fannie Mae Foundation
January 1, 1995
Keeping the Door Open to People with Drug Problems - Volume III for Programs in Public Housing (89%)
Wendy Fleischer, Juliane Dressner, Nina Herzog, Alison Hong
Corporation for Supportive Housing
March 1, 2001
Linking Public Housing Revitalization To Neighborhood School Improvement (88%)
Martin D. Abravanel, Robin E. Smith, Elizabeth C. Cove
Urban Institute
June 1, 2006

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Fannie Mae Foundation Leadership Programs Alumni Seminar (55%)
November 9, 2004
2004 Annual Housing Conference (53%)
November 10, 2004
James W. Rouse Lecture (52%)
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The Public Official's Guide to Affordable Housing (40%)
Fifteenth Maxwell Awards of Excellence (24%)
June 22, 2004

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