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 over 13,400 units and offer a variety of housing
to applicants so they can choose the type that best fits their
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
PAPMC or the Philadelphia Asset & Property Management
Corporation 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 waiting list. 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.