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Purpose of the EIG National Public Housing Initiative

Assist in improving living conditions for public housing residents by providing  essential services and long overdue facility upgrades. 

The Equitable Infrastructure Group (EIG) continues to be the difference by:

  • researching  public housing sites, programs and monitoring the feedback of residents 

  • advising on best practices, capital projects and technological solutions

  • assembling stakeholders for special projects including crisis mitigation












About Public Housing

Public housing in the United States is administered by federal, state and local agencies to provide subsidized rental assistance for low-income households. Public housing is priced much below the market rate, allowing people to live in more convenient locations rather than move away from the city in search of lower rents. More than 1.2 million households currently live in public housing of some type.

Subsidized apartment buildings, often referred to as housing projects, have a complicated and often notorious history in the United States. While the first decades of projects were built with higher construction standards and a broader range of incomes and same applicants, over time, public housing increasingly became the housing of last resort in many cities. ​


Defined by HUD, Public housing was established to provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Public housing comes in all sizes and types, from scattered single family houses to high rise apartments for elderly families. There are approximately 1.2 million households living in public housing units, managed by some 3,300 HAs. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) administers Federal aid to local housing agencies (HAs) that manage the housing for low-income residents at rents they can afford. HUD furnishes technical and professional assistance in planning, developing and managing these developments.


EIG is committed to equitable and resilient infrastructure. Contact us at 212.381.1960 to find out how you can get involved.

Our passionate staff and commitment to the sectors we serve drive us to innovate, educate, create and demand positive change.  Our policy and market intelligence identifies the most relevant issues, and opportunities arising from them.  Key is our work to alleviate the closed door climate that remain in vital corridors throughout the nation by developing strategies which empower all stakeholder to make change.​

The strongest cross-sector partnerships flourish when we engage in constructive dialogue and deliverable solutions.  Collaborative solutions, in which we all play our role, hold the key to meaningful and lasting progress.

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