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Public Housing
Public housing was established to provide decent and safe 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 highrise apartments for elderly families. There are approximately 1.3 million households living in public housing units, managed by some 3,300 Housing Authorities. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) administers Federal aid to local housing agencies (HAs) 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.
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Housing Choice Voucher Program
This program, formerly known as Section 8, allows very low-income families to choose and lease safe, decent, sanitary and affordable privately-owned rental housing. Tenants can utilize rental vouchers to find their own units and live in any neighborhood they wish. Many take advantage of portability features of the program to transfer to other parts of the country. The term "Section 8" is used to describe the various housing choice voucher programs because the federal law which enacted them was Section 8 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. The SNRHA currently administers the following Section 8 programs: The Housing Choice Voucher Program and Section 8 Project Based Program. SNRHA has received over 100 National Awards.
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Non-Aided Program or Affordable Housing
This type of housing can be either ownership or rental in which a household will pay no more than 30 percent of its gross annual income. According to HUD, the generally accepted definition of affordability is for a household to pay no more than 30 percent of its annual income on housing. Families who pay more than 30 percent of their income for housing are considered cost burdened and may have difficulty affording necessities such as food, clothing, transportation and medical care. Affordable Housing funds are provided to states, units of local government and nonprofit organizations. The SNRHA has established 2 such developments with Affordable Housing funds.
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Other Housing Programs
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