Rental Housing Assistance Programs
Department of Housing and Urban Development
The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) provides rental housing assistance for eligible low-income families, elders and persons with disabilities through three main programs: Public Housing, Housing Choice Voucher, and Project-Based Rental Assistance. Participants live in housing that ranges in size and type, from single-family houses to high-rise apartments. In total, nearly 5 million low-income households participate in one of these programs that help to create opportunities for self-sufficiency and economic independence.
Agency Accountable Official: Joseph Hungate, Deputy Chief Financial Officer
Program Accountable Official: Lourdes Castro-Ramirez, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Public and Indian Housing
Program Accountable Official: Benjamin T. Metcalf, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Multifamily Housing Programs
HUD sets goals and reports on the department’s progress in reducing improper payment levels annually. While HUD saw a rise in its improper payment rate in FY 2015 reporting from the prior year (4.01% vs 3.24%); the increase was due to a drop in payment types that cannot be made improperly; exclusion of programs from the improper payment denominator that should have been excluded previously; and an inflationary adjustment of the billing error. Read More...