The Fort Pierce Housing Authority has been providing affordable housing to low-income families in Fort Pierce, Florida since its inception in 1959.
The United States Housing Act of 1937 sets public housing policy. It is the first federal legislation dealing directly with housing for low-income and disadvantaged people.
The Fort Pierce Housing Authority is established.
Congress passes the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 to create the Section 8 Program.
Housing and Urban Development (HUD) institutes Performance Funding Subsidy with operating subsidies for federal development based on performance of local authority.
Housing and Community Development Act of 1981 establishes new rent levels of 30% of the resident's income for public housing.
The Section 8 Voucher Reform Act (SEVRA), was introduced in the House of Representatives to reform Section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937.