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. PHA owns and operates approximately 13,000 units and offers a variety of housing to applicants so they can choose the type that best fits their family’s needs.
PHA’s Public Housing rental portfolio is separated into two categories: PHA-owned properties and PAPMC/Tax Credit Properties. PHA-owned sites include conventional developments and scattered-site properties.
The Philadelphia Asset & Property Management Corporation (PAPMC) is a private-service affiliate that manages all Limited Partnership Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) properties. It is a nonprofit, management entity that is separate from PHA. Each site maintains its own waitlist. You can apply to both PHA and PAPMC properties through our Admissions page.
PHA is also affiliated with Alternatively Managed Entities (AMEs) which provide privately managed public housing opportunities. These developments manage their own waitlist. Please contact them directly for more information about availability.
Below are two videos that will help you in your new home:
A required PHA review of a Public Housing/PAPMC’s household’s income and composition.
For when household circumstances change before your next scheduled recertification.