Housing Authorities: What do they do?
A housing authority is the local administrative agency for housing assistance programs funded by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Large cities have their own housing authority, and smaller towns are served by a county authority. All housing authorities provide rental housing or rental assistance to low-income families, the elderly and people with disabilities.
White County Housing attorney Marvin Miller put it this way at a recent Housing meeting:“Every decision you make is to take care of the tenants. That’s what this organization is for.”
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