The Philadelphia Housing Authority, also known as PHA, is the
biggest landlord in Pennsylvania.
We develop, acquire, lease and operate affordable housing for
city residents with limited incomes.
Our funding comes primarily from the federal government. We also
work in partnership with the city and state governments as well as
Although we are a public agency, we operate in many ways like a
private property management company. We employ the best practices
of the private real estate industry.
PHA was established in 1937 and is the nation's fourth largest
housing authority. We house nearly 80,000 people in the City of
Philadelphia and we employ 1,400 people to deliver services to our
clients. Our budget totals approximately $400 million.
It's our policy to serve our customers without regard to race,
color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual
orientation, having AIDS, physical handicap, or disability.
the PHA Fact Sheet here.