The Public and Affordable Housing Research Corporation's (PAHRC) latest report finds that while more than four out of five public housing agencies (PHAs) surveyed have implemented a strategy to help clients achieve successful outcomes, only one in five reported having initiatives in place to increase equity among their residents. The study also found that most PHAs want to further their equity initiatives, but are constrained by limited resources. Read this study to learn more about these findings from 83 PHAs across the country and the initiatives they're engaged in to improve resident outcomes and equity in their community.

Accompanying Resources

  • Companion Guide - PHA Policies and Practices That Promote Equity: Download this guide, which provides a categorized menu of strategies PHAs can take to improve equity in their client outcomes based on policies and practices.


  • Access Recorded Webinar - Promoting Equity at Your Housing Organization: Learn about big and small strategies that PHA staff can consider implementing to promote equitable outcomes for their residents. This panel discussion also includes the latest research and lessons learned while implementing PHA-led equity initiatives.