About the Community Involvement and Education Program (CIAEP)

 

The purpose of the CIAEP program is to assist residents in improving their own and their neighbors’ economic and social well-being.  This program was designed to fulfill HUD’s Community Service and Self Sufficiency Requirement (CSSR), which stipulates that all required residents of public housing must contribute eight hours of community service each month or participate in an economic self-sufficiency program for eight hours each month.

 

Because VHA is committed to the success of all residents, the CIAEP requirement has been extended to include Section 8 residents.  For further information about this requirement, see Section 12(c) [42 U.S.C. Section 1437j] of the United States Housing Act of 1937, as amended on October 12, 1998 by Section 512 (Pub. L. 105-276)

 

Residents will enter the program at the beginning of the quarter following the date they enter Housing or become non-exempt. Below is a list of Exemptions. If you are exempt, you must contact the staff of CIAEP to inform them.

 

Exemptions Section 8

  • Under 18 and over 61
  • Disabled
  • Caring for a disabled family member
  • Working over 25 hours a week
  • TANF or Welfare to Work participant
  • Full time students
  • FSS

Exemptions Public Housing

  • Under 18 and over 61
  • Disabled
  • Caring for a disabled family member
  • Working over 25 hours a week
  • TANF or Welfare to Work participant

Activity period:

  • April 1 to June 30 turn in tracking log July 15
  • July 1 to September 30 turn in tracking log October 15.
  • October 1 to December 31 turn in tracking log January 15
  • January 1 to March 31 turn in tracking log April 15

Questions?  Contact 
Bridgette Fahnbulleh Community Involvement and Employment Manager/Vancouver Housing Authority
(360) 993-9556/bfahnbulleh@vhausa.com

 

Public Housing Exemption Form
Section 8 Exemption Form

 

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