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 ?|
|Construction and Bridge Lending Program||New Hampshire||Capital resources||Other income eligibility criteria|
|County Housing Trust Fund - County of Sacramento||Sacramento, California||Capital resources||80% AMI or less||Affordability period is 45 years|
|Court Eviction Diversion Program||Louisville, Kentucky||Tenant-based rental assistance||80% AMI or less||Transitional (7 months - 2 years)|
|COVID-19 Affordable Housing Grant Program (CAHGP)||Illinois||Capital resources||80% AMI or less||Affordability period is 30 years|
|Crisis Housing Assistance Program||St. Paul, Minnesota||Tenant-based rental assistance||80% AMI or less||Short-term (up to 7 months)|
|Critical Assistance Program||Wisconsin||Tenant-based rental assistance||80% AMI or less||Short-term (up to 7 months)|
|DakotaPlex||South Dakota||Capital resources||70% AMI or less||Affordability period is 10 years|
|Department of Mental Health Rental Subsidy Program (DMHRSP)||Massachusetts||Tenant-based rental assistance||80% AMI or less||No predetermined time limit|
|Deposit Assistance Program||Louisville, Kentucky||Tenant-based rental assistance||80% AMI or less||Short-term (up to 7 months)|
|Detroit Affordable Housing Development & Preservation Fund||Detroit, Michigan||Capital resources||Other income eligibility criteria|