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Public and Indian Housing
The role of the Office of Public and Indian Housing is to ensure safe, decent, and affordable housing; create opportunities for residents' self-sufficiency and economic independence; and assure fiscal integrity by all program participants.


ROSS for Education Program

The ROSS for Education program (also known as Project SOAR (Students + Opportunities + Achievements = Results)) is a new demonstration program reflecting HUD’s commitment to expand educational services to youth living in HUD-assisted housing. Read more...

Data-Sharing Road Map: Improving Student Outcomes through Partnerships between PHAs and School Districts

Nearly four million children live in HUD–assisted housing. This “Data-Sharing Road Map” provides guidance on how PHAs can collaborate with school districts and other partners to identify data-driven strategies for strengthening the educational outcomes of students living in public housing and Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) units. Based on the experience of PHAs that have successfully negotiated data-sharing partnerships, this Road Map provides practical guidance for establishing these partnerships and using the data effectively.

Assessment of Fair Housing Tool for Public Housing Agencies HUD Exchange Website 

On January 13, 2017, HUD announced through the Federal Register the availability of the Assessment Tool Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) will use to conduct and submit an Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) to assist in fulfilling their obligations under the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule. The Assessment Tool will also be used for AFHs conducted through joint and regional collaborations between such PHAs. The Federal Register Notice and Announcement can be found here and the PHA Assessment Tool can be accessed from the HUD Exchange Website.

Housing Opportunities Through Modernization Act (HOTMA) of 2016

HUD published a new Federal Register Notice on January 18, 2017, to implement a number of HOTMA provisions that affect the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Project Based Voucher (PBV) programs. The notice also seeks public input on both the implementing requirements in the document and future changes to these programs. Comments are due on March 20, 2017, and the provisions in the notice will become effective on April 18, 2017. You can send questions about the HOTMA notice to

STEM, Energy, Economic Development (SEED): Coalitions for Community Growth 

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) have made significant investments in infrastructure upgrades and energy retrofits to conserve resources on a national scale. Until now, the primary emphasis has been on residential buildings’ energy performance without much consideration for the human capital needed to create these improvements and changes. Read more...

PIH Risk Division

The PIH Risk Division is responsible for managing the Enterprise Risk Management program for the Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH). Read more...

Jobs Plus Pilot Program

The purpose of the Jobs Plus Pilot program is to develop locally-based, job-driven approaches to increase earnings and advance employment outcomes through work readiness, employer linkages, job placement, educational advancement technology skills, and financial literacy for residents of public housing. The place-based Jobs Plus Pilot program addresses poverty among public housing residents by incentivizing and enabling employment through income disregards for working families, and a set of services designed to support work including employer linkages, job placement and counseling, educational advancement, and financial counseling. Ideally, these incentives will saturate the target developments, building a culture of work and making working families the norm. Read more...

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