Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS)
The purpose of the Troy Housing Authority Program is to promote the development of local strategies to coordinate the use of assistance under the Public Housing program with public and private resources to enable participating families to increase earned income, reduce or eliminate the need for welfare assistance and make progress toward achieving economic independence and housing self-sufficiency. For more information, please speak with your site’s Asset Manager.
Mandatory Earned Income Disallowance (MEID)
The Mandatory Earned IncomeDisallowance (MEID) Program is for eligible residents of Troy Housing Authority. Under MEID, a resident may be able to keep money earned as income instead of paying it towards rent increases. MEID can result in significant savings to a household. If you want more information or think you or any member of your household might qualify please discuss MEID with your Asset Manager. We can’t give you this financial benefit unless you tell us all your household sources of income, especially whenever they change.
Section 8 – Housing Choice Voucher Program
The Housing Choice Voucher Program is the federal government’s major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market. Since housing assistance is provided on behalf of the family or individual, participants are able to find their own housing, including single-family homes, townhouses and apartments.
Since the demand for housing assistance often exceeds the limited resources available to HUD and the Troy Housing Authority, long waiting periods are common. Opening of the waiting list will be announced via public notice that applications for Section 8 will again be accepted. The public notice will state where, when, and how to apply. The notice will be published in a local newspaper of general circulation, and also by an available minority media. The public notice will state any limitations to who may apply.