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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 ?
Development & Preservation FundOmaha, NebraskaCapital resources120% AMI or lessAffordability period is 20 years
Development Cost Relief ProgramPennsylvaniaCapital resourcesAffordability period is 35 years
DMH Bridge Subsidy ProgramIllinoisTenant-based rental assistance30% AMI or lessNo predetermined time limit
Economic Development and Housing Challenge ProgramMinnesotaCapital resources80% AMI or lessAffordability period is 30 years
El PortalTucson, ArizonaTenant-based rental assistance80% AMI or lessNo predetermined time limit
Elderly Homeowner or Renter CreditMontanaTenant tax relief$50,000 or less
Elderly Rental Assistance Program - PBRAConnecticutTenant-based rental assistance80% AMI or lessNo predetermined time limit
Elderly/Handicapped Low-Income HousingMassachusettsProject-based rental assistance80% AMI or less
Eldery Housing Community LoanFloridaCapital resourcesThe program does not limit eligibility based on income
Emergency Housing VoucherVirginia Beach, VirginiaTenant-based rental assistance30% AMI or lessLong-term (more than 2 years)