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
Exemptions Public Housing
Bridgette Fahnbulleh Community Involvement and Employment Manager/Vancouver Housing Authority
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
2500 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660