Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA)
The Philadelphia Housing Authority, also known as PHA, is the biggest landlord in Pennsylvania.
We develop, acquire, lease and operate affordable housing for city residents with limited incomes.
Our funding comes primarily from the federal government. We also work in partnership with the city and state governments as well as private investors.
Although we are a public agency, we operate in many ways like a private property management company. We employ the best practices of the private real estate industry.
PHA was established in 1937 and is the nation's fourth largest housing authority. We house nearly 80,000 people in the City of Philadelphia and we employ 1,400 people to deliver services to our clients. Our budget totals approximately $400 million.
It's our policy to serve our customers without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, having AIDS, physical handicap, or disability.
- Fact Sheet: PHA Agency Overview (PDF)