Public Housing Capital Fund

The Capital Fund provides funds annually to Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) for capital and management activities, including modernization and development of public housing.

The Capital fund also permits PHAs to use Capital Funds for financing activities, including payments of debt service and
customary financing costs, in standard PHA developments and in mixed-finance developments which include Public Housing.

Agency - Department of Housing and Urban Development

The Department of Housing and Urban Development's mission is to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination. HUD fulfills this mission through high ethical standards, management and accountability, and by forming partnerships with community organizations.

Office - Inquiries should be addressed to the Public Housing Director who has jurisdiction over the PHA (See the Catalog, Appendix IV for HUD Field Office addresses).

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Glen Cove Housing Authority $ 717,363   2020-03-262028-03-25
Greater Dayton Premier Managem $ 8,159,657   2019-04-162027-08-31
Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority $ 1,320,945   2019-04-162027-08-31
Housing Authority Of The City Of New Albany, The $ 2,000,450   2019-04-162027-08-31
Housing Authority Of The City Of Montgomery (inc) $ 3,950,510   2019-04-162027-04-15
Glen Cove Housing Authority $ 689,450   2019-04-162027-04-15
Housing Authority Of Columbus, Georgia $ 2,178,367   2019-04-162027-04-15
Housing Authority Of The City Of Waco $ 1,904,253   2019-04-162026-10-15
Housing Authority City Of Fresno $ 1,159,236   2018-05-292026-08-31
Housing Authority Of The City Of North Little Rock Arkansas $ 1,938,905   2018-05-292026-08-31

Program Accomplishments

Section 519 of the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998 authorized the CFP. A Rule was published in the Federal Register on March 16, 2000 on the formula allocation process A proposed Rule for comment on CFP implementation as well as implementation of the Capital Fund Financing Program will be published in the Federal Register later in this Fiscal Year.

Uses and Use Restrictions

The funds may be used for the development, financing and modernization of public housing developments and for management improvements.

The funds may not be used for luxury improvements, direct social services, costs funded by other programs, and ineligible activities as determined by HUD on a case-by-case basis.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

The PHA must demonstrate that it has the legal authority to develop, own, modernize and operate a public housing development in accordance with the 1937 Act.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Low-income public housing residents.


PHAs must submit the following documents with their PHA Plan which includes a component for the Capital Fund Program: Form HUD-50075, PHA Certification of Compliance with The PHA Plan and Related Regulations; State or Local Certification of Consistency with the Consolidated Plan; Form HUD-5070, Certification of a Drug-Free Workplace; Form HUD-50071, Certification of Payments To Influence Federal Transactions; and Standard Form SF-LLL and SF-LLLa, Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (where applicable).

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

PHAs consult with local government officials and PHA residents as they plan for activities to be included in the CFP.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

PHAs annually submit a PHA Plan to the local HUD Field Office that consolidates information submitted by the PHA for various HUD programs into one document. The CFP is one component of the Plan.

Award Procedures

The Field Office reviews and approves the PHA Plan, which includes information relative to the CFP.


PHAs must submit a PHA Plan to the Field Office 75 days in advance of the PHA's fiscal year.


Housing Act of 1937, as amended; Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998, Public Law 105-276.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

The Field Office must notify the PHA within 75 days after the PHA submits the Plan of disapproval. If the PHA is not notified of disapproval within 75 days, the Plan shall be considered approved.


To be determined through the rule-making process.



Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

The formula is based on the backlog and accrual needs of PHAs. There are no matching requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

The statute requires that CFP funds allocated to a PHA be fully obligated within 2 years and expended in 4 years unless the Secretary extends the time period.

Post Assistance Requirements


To be determined through the rule-making process.


The CFP is audited in conjunction with the regular HUD or independent public accountant audit of PHA operations.


The PHA must maintain budgets and cumulative cost records for review by HUD and independent auditors, as applicable.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Grants) FY 07 $2,493,865,000; FY 08 est $2,327,452,000; and FY 09 est $1,939,038,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$572 to $340,826,471; $667,760.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

24 CFR Part 905.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

Inquiries should be addressed to the Public Housing Director who has jurisdiction over the PHA (See the Catalog, Appendix IV for HUD Field Office addresses).

Headquarters Office

Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing, Washington DC 20410. Telephone: (202) 708-0950.

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