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Housing Trust Fund FAQ

Published on January 5, 2018

The Housing Trust Fund (HTF) is a unique federal program authorized by the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA) to increase and preserve the supply of housing for people with the lowest incomes, including families experiencing homelessness.

The Housing Trust Fund FAQ (last updated January 2018) covers the following:

  • What is the Housing Trust Fund?
  • Whom does HTF serve?
  • How does HTF work?
  • Who administers HTF?
  • How is money allocated to the Housing Trust Fund?
  • What should Congress do to improve HTF?