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NLIHC created the Rental Housing Programs Database (RHPD) to generate a better understanding of the diverse ways in which state and local governments use their own financial resources to close the gap between available federal funding for rental housing and the unmet needs of renters in their communities. The RHPD captures information on state and locally funded programs that create, preserve, or increase access to affordable rental housing; it includes program goals, target populations, tenant eligibility requirements, and other program characteristics. Explore the database below or read a summary of findings from the 2023 RHPD update in our report, State and Local Investments in Rental Housing


Use the interactive map and filters below to explore the landscape of state- and locally funded rental housing programs in the U.S. To learn more about a program, click on its name in the database below; a pop-up will appear with full program details, including a link to the program’s website if available. To download the data as an Excel file, please click the “Export List (XLSX)” button. Please note that the download will only include the programs displayed in the table – to obtain information for all programs in the RHPD, please click “Reset” to remove all filters. Please email [email protected] to report updates or corrections to the information presented here. 

Program Name Location Program Type ? Income Eligibility Threshold ? Duration ?
CalWORKs Housing Support Program California Tenant-based rental assistance Other income eligibility criteria Short-term (up to 7 months)
Capital Bill Preservation Program: Limited Rehabilitation Illinois Capital resources 80% AMI or less Affordability period is 10 years
Capital Improvement and Preservation Fund (CIPF) Massachusetts Capital resources Other income eligibility criteria Affordability period is 40 years
Casa Connections Grant New Mexico Capital resources 80% AMI or less Variable
Charlotte Housing Trust Fund Charlotte, North Carolina Capital resources 80% AMI or less Affordability period is 20 years
Children and Youth Homeless Outreach Project Tennessee Tenant-based rental assistance Short-term (up to 7 months)
Circuit Breaker Renter Refund Utah Tenant tax relief $50,000 or less
City of Burlington Housing Trust Fund Burlington, Vermont Capital resources 80% AMI or less Affordability period is 99 years
City of Miami Senior Rental Assistance Program Miami, Florida Tenant-based rental assistance 40% AMI or less Transitional (7 months - 2 years)
City of Philadelphia - Office of Homeless Services Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Tenant-based rental assistance 30% AMI or less Transitional (7 months - 2 years)