Affordable Housing Online is monitoring the federal government's response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. As of March 13, 2020, Public Housing Agencies across the nation are closing their doors to the public. Most offices are still running and will communicate by phone, email, or mail. Some offices have drop boxes installed outside, so documents can still be hand-delivered. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response. To find your local PHA's contact info, browse by state here.

An extensive list of coronavirus resources for low-income households can be found here.

Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act (NAHA)

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NAHA created programs in 1990 to empower low income people through a variety of economic incentives, low-income homeownrship opportunities and other housing and economic development programs. It established the HOME block grant program. It also created the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA), Shelter Plus Care, Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly, Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities and HOPE programs.

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