Public Housing

HUD writes and publishes regulations to implement public housing laws enacted by Congress. HUD contracts with the Public Housing Authority (PHA) to administer the program in accordance with HUD regulations and provides an operating subsidy to the PHA. The PHA must create written policies that are consistent with HUD regulations.

The job of the Crockett Housing Authority (CHA) pursuant to HUD regulations is to provide decent, safe, and sanitary housing, to low-income families at an affordable rent. CHA screens applicants for public housing and, if they are found eligible and accepted, CHA offers the applicant a unit. If the applicant accepts the offer, CHA will enter into a contract with the applicant known as the lease. At this point, the applicant becomes a tenant of the public housing program.

Since CHA owns the public housing development, CHA is the landlord. CHA must comply with all the legal and management responsibilities of a landlord in addition to administering the program in accordance with HUD regulations and CHA policy.

CHA receives its operating subsidy for the public housing program from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. CHA is not a federal department or agency. A Public Housing Agency (PHA) is a governmental or public body, created through state enabling legislation to develop and operate housing and housing programs for low-income families.

CHA enters into an Annual Contributions Contract (ACC) with HUD to administer the public Housing program. CHA must ensure compliance with federal laws, regulations, and notices and must establish policy and procedures to clarify federal requirements and to ensure consistency in program operation.



Development No. of Units
Lewis Circle51
New Site100
Second Street4
Total No. of Units 278