Local Public Housing Authorities (PHA’s) establish utility allowances each year per HUD’s guidelines. To keep assisted housing affordable for lower income households, federal housing law directs that the resident’s share of rent in federally assisted public housing should equal 30% of the household’s adjusted monthly income.
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HARAs (Housing Assessment and Resource Agencies) are organizations designated by the local Continuum of Care and MSHDA as an integral part of the coordinated system of delivery for homeless and housing services in local communities.
The housing choice voucher program is one of the federal government’s most popular housing programs to assist families with very low-income to afford safe and affordable housing.
Credit ratings are necessary for people who want housing, mobile phones, cheap loans, and a fair market insurance rate in our computer connected world.
Vital documents are key in order to verify one’s identity and are essential to securing an ID, which allows a person to apply for employment, enter a lease agreement, apply for housing programs, link to benefits, and in some cases, access shelter.
The Fair Market Rent is needed when getting financial assistance from a housing commission or other grants. These numbers represent the maximum rent allowed and considers number of bedrooms for the unit.
Karen Butler was homeless when she met Buddy, a dog she rescued. By day, she took care of Buddy. At night, Buddy watched out for Karen, as the two shared a van as their home.
The housing provider must allow a person with a disability to keep a service animal if three conditions are met.
Mental Health Treatment Court provides an alternative to involvement in the criminal justice system, reducing incarcerations and improving public safety.
The Mental Health Treatment Court provides services and monitoring for misdemeanor defendants living with serious mental illness, developmental disabilities and co-occurring disorders.
Third in a series At some point, your son or daughter will ready to move out, or maybe you will be ready for them to move out, but they are comfortable continuing to live with you. What are some of your options? In this post, as well as upcoming posts, we’ll look at some of […]
I would urge all families to make a long-term housing plan for their sons or daughters with disabilities, especially as they approach adulthood.