Philadelphia Housing Authority

The Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA ) is a municipal corporation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. With housing for 80,000 people is the largest landowner in Pennsylvania and the fourth largest property company in the United States.


The Philadelphia Housing Authority has an annual budget of 371 million U.S. dollars. The lion's share of this budget comes from the Ministry of Public Works of the United States and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Additional funds come from the rental income and other government grants.


  • The financed by the PHA documentary A Place to Live in 1941 nominated for the Academy Award for Best Short Documentary.
  • The oldest building is Hill Creek in Northeast Philadelphia, which was built in 1938 by the government as a tenement. The first specially planned building, Johnson Homes in North Philadelphia was established in October 1940.