The Resident Empowered Action Council of Troy, Inc. (REACT), a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation, was established as the city-wide resident organization for all Troy Housing Authority residents on March 26, 1991. In addition to facilitating communication among the site based tenant associations, REACT provides advocacy and support for all residents. This includes the operation of the REACT Food Pantry, which serves over 200 families per month, as well as guidance and assistance with supplies for tenant run homework clubs, outreach activities for senior citizens, and parenting programs for young mothers.

The REACT Food Pantry is available to all Troy Housing Authority tenants. An appointment is need to receive assistance. An appointment can be made by calling 518-272-8974. If you get a recording leave a message and someone will get back to you.

REACT Food Pantry (Grand St., Troy)

REACT & Toys for Tots

Over 200 children receive Toys from the 2023 Toys for Tots Campaign (click to view)

REACT Pop-Up Food Pantry (Kennedy Towers)

Pop-up Food Pantry for THA Kennedy Tower Seniors (click for more info & pictures)

REACT Pop-Up Food Pantry (Kennedy Towers)

(click below to view pictures)

Food donations courtesy the Regional Foodbank of NENY & Troy’s Annual Turkey Trot Race

Promotes the development of local strategies to coordinate public and private resources that help housing choice voucher program participants and residents of the Troy Housing Authority obtain employment that will enable participating families to achieve economic independence and reduce dependence on welfare assistance and rental subsidies.

Nature of Program: The FSS program is administered by the Troy Housing Authority’s FSS Coordinators. The THA and an adult member of each participating family execute a Contract of Participation, generally for five years with a possible two-year extension for good cause, incorporating the specific training and services plan for the family. Participating families are provided with an interest-bearing escrow account made up of the difference of the rent the family pays when entering the program and the increased rent that would be charged as the family’s earned income increased. On completion of the FSS contract, a family may claim its escrow account, if the person who signs the Contract is employed, no family member is receiving welfare assistance, and the family has met their other individual goals.

FSS Coordinators in each local program build partnerships with employers and service providers in the community to help participants obtain jobs and services. These services may include childcare, transportation, basic adult education, job training, employment counseling, substance/alcohol abuse treatment, financial empowerment coaching, asset-building strategies, household skill training, homeownership counseling, and more.