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.
Government Sponsored Enterprises are companies chartered by Congress to fulfill important public purposes. They are independent companies and not government agencies, although their operations are subject to federal oversight and regulation. The U.S. Postal Service is a GSE, as are Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which provide a secondary market for residential mortgage loans.