Accession Number : ADA290171

Title :   Public And Assisted Housing: Linking Housing and Supportive Services to Promote Self-Sufficiency.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC RESOURCES COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVE LOPMENT DIV

PDF Url : ADA290171

Report Date : APR 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : As required by section 554(b) of the National Affordable Housing Act, we are reporting on the implications of linking federal housing assistance to supportive services to promote economic self-sufficiency for lower-income families. Section 554 of the act establishes the Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS) within the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to promote the development of local strategies for coordinating federal public housing and section 8 rental housing assistance with public and private resources to help lower-income families achieve self-sufficiency. The act requires that, starting in fiscal year 1993, each public housing agency (PHA) receiving funds for new public housing units or for additional section 8 certificates or vouchers must, unless exempted by HUD, operate an FSS program for at least the number of families that is equal to the cumulative number of new public housing units, certificates, or vouchers that the PHA makes available annually (MM)

Descriptors :   *HOUSING(DWELLINGS), *SOCIAL WELFARE, JOBS, SKILLS, COSTS, FAMILIES(HUMAN), INCOME, FEDERAL LAW, LIVING STANDARDS.

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE