Housing Assistance: An Inventory of Fiscal Year 2010 Programs, Tax Expenditures, and Other Activities

U.S. Government Accountability Office

Public Housing Homeownership (Section 32)

Administering Agency/Entity Department of Housing and Urban Development
Short Description Provided public housing agencies (PHA) a flexible way to sell public housing units to low-income families, with preference given to current residents of the unit(s) being sold. The program helped low-income families purchase homes through an arrangement that benefitted both the buyer and the public housing agency selling the unit. PHAs could retain and reuse the proceeds of the sale of public housing units to meet other low-income housing needs.
Primary Purpose Assistance for buying, selling, or financing a home
Type of Housing Supported Homeownership
Type of Assistance Grant
Fiscal Year 2010 Obligations None; program is no longer active.

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