Housing Act (P.L. 75-412)
Created the Public Housing Program by authorizing the Housing Authority to make loans and capital grants to local housing agencies to create and maintain low-income housing
Department of Housing and Urban Development Act (P.L. 89-174)
Established the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and transferred all functions of various housing assistance programs to the department.
Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (P.L. 93-383)
Created Section 8 Housing Assistance and authorized HUD to make rent payments on behalf of eligible low-income families occupying rental units.
Housing and Urban-Rural Recovery Act (P.L. 98-181)
Added housing vouchers as a temporary, experimental component of the Section 8 certificate program.
Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998 (P.L. 105-276)
Created the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program.