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Our Mission

To ensure safe, decent, and affordable housing; create opportunities for residents' self-sufficiency and economic independence; and assure fiscal integrity by all program participants. In order to achieve this mission, we will:

  • Recognize the residents as our ultimate customer;

  • Improve PHA management and service delivery efforts through oversight, assistance, and selective intervention by highly skilled, diagnostic, and results-oriented field personnel;

  • Seek problem-solving partnerships with PHA, resident, community, and government leadership;

  • Act as an agent for change when performance is unacceptable and we judge that local leadership is not capable or committed to improvement;

  • Efficiently apply limited HUD resources by using assessment techniques to focus our oversight efforts.


PIH is responsible for administering and managing a range of programs authorized and funded by Congress under the basic provisions of the U.S. Housing, Act of 1937. The Act created the public and Indian housing program, which now provides affordable housing to over 1.3 million households nationwide.

Congress has provided funds not only for the development of additional public and Indian housing units, but also for the modernization of the housing stock, the improvement of the management of the programs by the public and Indian housing authorities which own the housing, and for programs to address crime and security and provide supportive services and tenant opportunities. The programs are administered by the:

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