Five Year Lease Assistance Program
Effective January 1, 2012, the Housing Authority will implement the Five-Year Lease Assistance Program to help families achieve economic independence. As of November 1, 2011, all new families (non-elderly, non-disabled), pulled from the Housing Choice Voucher Program waiting list will be part of this new program. They will receive a maximum of five years of lease assistance and case management to access the resources and gain the tools necessary to ultimately be on a path towards economic independence.
Assisting Families to Achieve Self-Sufficiency
The Housing Authority’s Career Development Initiatives staff will work with each adult program participant to develop a personalized education and/or professional action plan. Staff will also help participants to leverage existing resources in the community, including our computer labs and job counseling services available at the Housing Authority’s various affordable housing communities.
Determining the Lease Assistance Amount
The termed lease assistance for each family/individual will be based on 50% of the payment standard for the approved bedroom size and submarket. As a participant’s income increases, their rent portion will not be increased. Families can utilize the difference for savings or to invest in activities that will assist them in their path towards economic independence.
For more information, please refer to the detailed factsheet on this program by clicking here.