The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency works to provide affordable homeownership and rental apartment options for senior adults, low- and moderate-income families, and people with special housing needs. Through its carefully managed mortgage programs and investments in multifamily housing developments, PHFA also promotes economic development across the state. PHFA is a state-affiliated agency. PHFA’s programs and operations are funded through the income we generate through investment activity, through program fees and through financing programs. As a mission-driven agency providing affordable housing products to the citizens of the Commonwealth, we offer programs and administer funds on behalf of state, federal government, and tax related programs and we receive fees to deliver these programs. Since its creation by the legislature in 1972, PHFA has generated more than $13.4 billion of funding for nearly 169,670 single-family home mortgage loans, helped fund the construction of 132,531 rental units, and saved the homes of nearly 49,000 families from foreclosure. PHFA programs and operations are funded primarily by the sale of securities and from fees paid by program users, not by public tax dollars. The Agency is governed by a 14-member board. * These figures are were last updated on October 2, 2017. In addition to its major programs, PHFA conducts housing studies, promotes counseling and education for renters and homebuyers, encourages supportive services at apartments it has financed, administers rent subsidy contracts for the federal government, and acts as an advocate to promote the benefits of decent, affordable shelter for those who need it most.