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Topic - Public Housing Authorities

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Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) - or Public Housing Agencies - are organizations created by state or local governments. They administer the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Low-Income Public Housing Program or other programs engaged in the development or administration of low-rent public housing. A PHA is responsible for managing and operating its local public housing program. PHAs may also operate other types of housing programs and provide other services including homeownership opportunities for qualified families; employment training opportunities and other special training and employment programs for residents; and support programs for the elderly.

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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
Linking Public Housing Revitalization To Neighborhood School Improvement (90%)
Martin D. Abravanel, Robin E. Smith, Elizabeth C. Cove
Urban Institute
June 1, 2006
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 (85%)
Wendy Fleischer, Juliane Dressner, Nina Herzog, Alison Hong
Corporation for Supportive Housing
March 1, 2001
Comment on Susan J. Popkin, Mary K. Cunningham, and Martha Burt's "Public Housing Transformation and the Hard-to-House" (83%)
Michael Kelly
Fannie Mae Foundation
January 1, 2005

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