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)|