Public Housing Overview

Federal Overview

The Public Housing Program is one of several Federal Rent Assistance Programs 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 high-rise apartments for elderly families.

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.

There are approximately 1.3 million households living in public housing units managed by some 3,300 HAs, which, within Federal guidelines, set eligibility standards and determine rent payments.

Kingsort Housing and Redevelopment Authority

The Kingsport Housing & Redevelopment Authority is composed of 529 units of family and elderly public housing. These units are located in the following communities: Riverview Place, Robert E Lee Apartments, Frank L Cloud Apartments, Dogwood Terrace Apartments, Holly Hills Apartments and Tiffany Court Apartments.

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