The Housing Authority of Pulaski was established in 1946. Plans were put into place for the development of housing units to be located in the towns of Karnak, Mound City, Mounds, and Ullin. A total of 134 units were built and occupied in 1967. In 1985, we added a Rural Development program that is administered under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). This program consists of 20 units located in the towns of Pulaski, Olmsted and Grand Chain, Illinois.
Public Housing was established to provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low- income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. There are approximately 1.3 million households living in public housing units managed by 3,300 HA's. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) administers Federal Aid to the HA's that manage the housing for low-income residents at rents they can afford. All Housing Authorities have to abide by State, Federal, and Local Laws. In addition to these laws, we have Federal Regulations, established by congress and HUD and local policies established by the Housing Authority Board of Commissioners.