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 ?|
|Development & Preservation Fund||Omaha, Nebraska||Capital resources||120% AMI or less||Affordability period is 20 years|
|Development Cost Relief Program||Pennsylvania||Capital resources||Affordability period is 35 years|
|DMH Bridge Subsidy Program||Illinois||Tenant-based rental assistance||30% AMI or less||No predetermined time limit|
|Economic Development and Housing Challenge Program||Minnesota||Capital resources||80% AMI or less||Affordability period is 30 years|
|El Portal||Tucson, Arizona||Tenant-based rental assistance||80% AMI or less||No predetermined time limit|
|Elderly Homeowner or Renter Credit||Montana||Tenant tax relief||$50,000 or less|
|Elderly Rental Assistance Program - PBRA||Connecticut||Tenant-based rental assistance||80% AMI or less||No predetermined time limit|
|Elderly/Handicapped Low-Income Housing||Massachusetts||Project-based rental assistance||80% AMI or less|
|Eldery Housing Community Loan||Florida||Capital resources||The program does not limit eligibility based on income|
|Emergency Housing Voucher||Virginia Beach, Virginia||Tenant-based rental assistance||30% AMI or less||Long-term (more than 2 years)|