Marin Housing Authority
- GOVERNMENT AGENCY
The Housing Authority of the County of Marin is a public corporation created pursuant to the Health and Safety Code of the State of California. Housing authorities are authorized to provide decent, safe and sanitary housing for low and moderate income people.
While enabled under State law, housing authorities are created and governed by local Government, and are principally funded from the Federal government.
Marin Housing is separate and distinct from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), from county government, and from other county and state agencies- much like a special district. Established in 1942 by a local initiative to operate within the county jurisdiction, we are governed locally by a Commission appointed by the Marin County Board of Supervisors. The Housing Authority Commission currently consists of seven members- the five members of the Board of Supervisors and two public housing tenants. Marin Housing operates programs in the incorporated areas of Marin under Cooperation agreements with the local towns and cities.
There are over 3,000 housing authorities in the United States, which manage over one million units of public housing. Marin Housing is considered a ''medium-sized'' housing authority.
Marin Housing is proud of a strong organizational culture and set of fundamental values that have been refined over more than half a century of serving our clients. These are the key elements by which we measure our success, and to which each member of our staff is asked to subscribe.