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Community Service


  • participants in a welfare to work program;

  • persons receiving assistance from and in compliance with State programs funded under part A, title IV of the Social Security Act; and

  • the disabled but only to the extent that the disability makes the person “unable to comply” with the community service requirements.

The PHA will determine, at the next regularly scheduled reexamination, the status of each household member eighteen (18) years of age or older with respect to the requirement to participate in community service activities. The PHA will use the “PHA Family Community Service Monthly Time-Sheet” to document resident eligibility and the hours of community service. A record for each adult will be established and community service placement selections made. Each non-exempt household member will be provided with forms to be completed by a representative of the service or economic self-sufficiency activity verifying the hours of volunteer service conducted each month.

The PHA will also assure that procedures are in place which provide residents the opportunity to change status with respect to the community service requirement. Such changes include, but are not limited to:

  • going from unemployment to employment;

  • entering a job training program;

  • entering an educational program which exceeds eight (8) hours monthly.

All exemptions to the community service requirement will be veri ied and documented in the resident file. Required verifications may include, but not be limited to:

  • third-party verification of employment, enrollment in a training or

welfare to work program or other economic self sufficiency activities;

  • birth certificates to verify age 62 or older; or

  • if appropriate, veri ication of disability limitations.



Families who pay flat rents, live in public housing units within market rate developments or families who are over income when they initially occupy a public housing unit will not receive an automatic exception.

Cooperative Relationships with Welfare Agencies

The PHA may initiate cooperative relationships with local service agencies that provide assistance to its families to facilitate information exchange, expansion of community service/self- sufficiency program options and aid in the coordination of those activities.



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