Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS)
The purpose of the Troy Housing Authority Family Self-Sufficiency Program is to promote the development of local strategies to coordinate the use of assistance under the Public Housing program with public and private resources to enable participating families to increase earned income, reduce or eliminate the need for welfare assistance and make progress toward achieving economic independence and housing self-sufficiency. For more information, please speak with your site’s Asset Manager.
Mandatory Earned Income Disallowance (MEID)
The Mandatory Earned IncomeDisallowance (MEID) Program is for eligible disabled residents of Troy Housing Authority and participants in the Housing Choice Voucher Program. Under MEID, a resident may be able to keep money earned as income instead of paying it towards rent increases. MEID can result in significant savings to a household. If you want more information or think you or any member of your household might qualify please discuss MEID with your Asset Manager. We can’t give you this financial benefit unless you tell us all your household sources of income, especially whenever they change.
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.