Public Housing Agency (PHA)

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Any state, county, municipality or other governmental entity or public body, or agency or instrumentality of these entities that is authorized to engage or assist in the development or operation of low-income housing under the U.S. Housing Act of 1937. PHAs generally own and manage public housing properties, and administer Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher programs. They may also own other types of affordable housing and administer other programs that help their residents, such as the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program.

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