HUD Archives: News Releases

HUD No. 20-052
HUD Public Affairs
(202) 708-0685
For Release
April 13, 2020


WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $16 million to Public Housing Authorities to provide tenant protection vouchers to Public Housing (Low-Rent) Program assisted residents. These vouchers will help households with relocation or replacement housing when their Public Housing units are slated under a HUD-approved plan for demolition and disposition actions or mandatory conversion. See chart below for a full list of states and cities receiving vouchers.

"Providing families with reliable, affordable housing is so important during these trying times," said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. "Throughout the COVID-19 outbreak, HUD is continuing to serve our most vulnerable populations that rely on this assistance."

"HUD wants to ensure families living in public housing are not displaced when they learn their units will no longer be available due to demolition or mandatory conversion," said Hunter Kurtz, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. "This funding goes a long with helping HUD keep its commitment to making sure people have decent, safe, and affordable housing."

The housing assistance announced today is provided through HUD's Housing Choice Voucher Program, which provides funding that assists very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market.

2020 Tenant Protection Vouchers

Alabama Anniston Housing Authority Anniston
District of Columbia D.C. Housing Authority Washington
Illinois St. Clair County Housing Authority Belleville
Maryland Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County Glen Burnie
Massachusetts Lowell Housing Authority Lowell
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Public Housing Administration San Juan
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Public Housing Administration San Juan
Minnesota PHA in and for the City of Minneapolis Minneapolis
New York The Municipal Housing Authority City Yonkers Yonkers
Oklahoma Housing Authority of the City of Tulsa Tulsa
Texas Housing Authority of Lubbock Lubbock


HUD's mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet at and

You can also connect with HUD on social media or sign up for news alerts on HUD's Email List.


Content Archived: January 1, 2022