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Housing Programs

A housing authority is responsible for the management and operation of its local public housing program. They may also operate other types of housing programs.

Ongoing functions:

  • Assure compliance with leases. The lease must be signed by both parties.
  • Set other charges (e.g., security deposit, excess utility consumption, and damages to unit).
  • Perform periodic reexaminations of the family's income at least once every 12 months.
  • Transfer families from one unit to another, in order to correct over/under crowding, repair or renovate a dwelling, or because of a resident's request to be transferred.
  • Terminate leases when necessary.
  • Maintain the development in a decent, safe, and sanitary condition.

Sometimes housing authorities provide other services, that might include such things as: homeownership opportunities for qualified families; employment training opportunities, and other special training and employment programs for residents; and support programs for the elderly.

Forest City Housing Authority manages and oversees three residential housing communities to meet the needs of the residents of our area.