Public Housing is limited to low to moderate-income families and individuals. The goal of public housing is to provide safe and decent 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 approximately 1.2 million households living in public housing units, managed by about 3,300 Housing Authorities. HUD administers federal aid to local housing agencies that manage the housing for low-income residents at rents they can afford. HUD furnishes technical and professional assistance in planning, developing and managing these developments along with the Housing Authority.
Washington Housing Authority has six (6) public housing communities located throughout the City of Washington. They include: