Annual income is the anticipated total income from all sources received by the head of household and spouse and also by each additional family member who is over 18 years of age and not a full time student. This includes all income derived from assets for the 12 month period following the effective date of verification of income.
- $480 for each member of the family residing in the household who is under 18 years of age, or who is older than 18 and handicapped/ disabled or a full- time student (other than the head of household or spouse).
- $400 for any elderly couple.
- Medical expenses in excess of 3% of annual income of any elderly family.
- Reasonable child care expenses necessary to enable another member of the family to be employed or to further his/ her education.
- 30% of monthly adjusted income, or;
- 10% of gross monthly income, or;
- A minimum rent established by the Housing Authority in accordance with HUD regulations, or;
- A flat rent established by the Housing Authority in accordance with HUD regulations.
- The source of income (such as TANF to employment, part- time hours to full- time hours etc.).
- The amount of income such as a salary increase or a raise.
- The number of people in your family.
Depending on the change, the amount of rent you are required to pay can increase or decrease. If you do not report any changes within 10 days, you may lose your housing assistance.
Housing Keeping Questions
- Cleaning grease and spilled food or drinks from your oven, countertops and floors immediately after the incident occurs.
- Keeping your floors, windows, counters, and cabinets clean at all times.
- Keeping the inside and outside of your refrigerator clean by wiping it down with a damp cloth. Also, remember to throw out outdated food items.
- Scrub your tub(s), shower(s), and toilet(s) regularly to ensure that they remain clean and sanitary.
- Throw away your kitchen garbage and other household trash daily.
- You may put up curtains, use throw rugs, and hang pictures and other decorative items in your apartment. Please remember to decorate with removable materials and fasteners that do not cause serious or permanent damage to any walls, floors, doors, cabinets etc.
- Use removable strips to attach rugs or carpet to the floors. Permanent floor coverings such as vinyl, carpet or tile are strictly prohibited.
- Ceiling hooks are not allowed for any reason.
- Wallpaper is not allowed. Painting is only allowed with written permission from your site manager.