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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 NameLocationProgram Type ?Income Eligibility Threshold ?Duration ?
CalWORKs Housing Support ProgramCaliforniaTenant-based rental assistanceOther income eligibility criteriaShort-term (up to 7 months)
Capital Bill Preservation Program: Limited RehabilitationIllinoisCapital resources80% AMI or lessAffordability period is 10 years
Capital Improvement and Preservation Fund (CIPF)MassachusettsCapital resourcesOther income eligibility criteriaAffordability period is 40 years
Casa Connections GrantNew MexicoCapital resources80% AMI or lessVariable
Charlotte Housing Trust FundCharlotte, North CarolinaCapital resources80% AMI or lessAffordability period is 20 years
Children and Youth Homeless Outreach ProjectTennesseeTenant-based rental assistanceShort-term (up to 7 months)
Circuit Breaker Renter RefundUtahTenant tax relief$50,000 or less
City of Burlington Housing Trust FundBurlington, VermontCapital resources80% AMI or lessAffordability period is 99 years
City of Miami Senior Rental Assistance ProgramMiami, FloridaTenant-based rental assistance40% AMI or lessTransitional (7 months - 2 years)
City of Philadelphia - Office of Homeless ServicesPhiladelphia, PennsylvaniaTenant-based rental assistance30% AMI or lessTransitional (7 months - 2 years)