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Community Service Requirements for Public Housing Residents

States' Implementation and Strategies for Advocates

By Judith Goldiner & Risa E. Kaufman

Local housing authorities are implementing in different ways the new community service requirement for public housing residents. Some authorities' plans do not meet minimum federal requirements. Understanding the federally mandated procedural protections and baseline exemptions and getting familiar with several housing authorities' implementation plans will help advocates represent the interests of those public housing residents for whom compliance is difficult or even impossible.

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