The Housing Authority of the City of Kokomo will proactively and efficiently work for the betterment of our community by providing clean, safe, affordable housing. But it doesn’t end there… We also provide training and opportunities for personal growth to eligible individuals and families, empowering them the ability to successfully move away from government assistance to become financially self-sufficient and capable of providing for their household.
Housing Choice Voucher program
We also administer the Housing Choice Voucher program which subsidizes rent payments to private landlords on behalf of eligible clients, allowing very low-income families to choose to lease or purchase safe, decent, and affordable privately-owned rental housing.
Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS)
The FSS program helps assisted housing residents increase their earnings and build financial assets. The program has two key features:
A financial incentive for residents to increase their earnings in the form of an escrow account that grows as residents’ earnings increase. The escrow account helps residents build savings that they can use to improve their quality of life and advance their personal goals.
Case management or coaching to help residents access services they may need to overcome barriers to employment and strengthen their financial capabilities.
We have a qualified staff of maintenance personnel who are responsible for the general upkeep and repair of all units of public housing. Anytime there is a problem at one of the units, from a leaky faucet to a major repair, a resident need only to call the Maintenance Department to complete a work order and a maintenance person will respond. Emergency calls are attended to first, with non-emergency calls responded to in the order of call-in, always in a timely manner. The Maintenance Department is committed to excellence and professionalism. They take pride in their work and the community they serve.