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 (HCV) Program
What is a Housing Choice Voucher? 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) Program
The FSS Program The Family Self- Sufficiency (FSS) Program is a special opportunity offered to Public Housing residents and Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) participants by the Kokomo Housing Authority (KHA). 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.
If you are interested in joining the FSS Program, please contact Joe Milam at 765-459-3162 extension 1702 or by email at email@example.com
Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) Program
The ROSS Program helps public housing residents coordinate available resources in the community to meet those needs.
What is the ROSS Program? This program works to promote the development of local strategies to coordinate the use of assistance under the Public Housing program with public and private resources, for supportive services and resident empowerment activities. These services should enable participating families to increase earned income, reduce or eliminate the need for welfare assistance, make progress toward achieving economic independence and housing self-sufficiency, or, in the case of elderly or disabled residents, help improve living conditions and enable residents to age-in-place.
How can the ROSS Program help me? Through needs assessments, case management, and referrals to community service providers, ROSS helps each participant advance towards their goals in ways that benefit their specific needs, personal priorities, and interests.
If you are interested in joining the ROSS Program, please contact Megan Henry at 765-459-3162 extension 1615 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Homework Club is a program through Kokomo Housing Authority that provides adult supervised, supportive, and focused prevention activities after school hours during the school year and summer hours during summer vacation.
The main function of the Homework Club is to provide one-on-one help with daily homework. Educational field trips are provided as a reward for positive behavior and steady attendance.
Homework Club provides assistance in the school-to-home partnership and advocates for the children we serve. Through the Homework Club, Ms. Sanders is able to transport students to any school meeting, case conference, IEP development, registration, orientation, or other school related appointment.
If you have a child or children that are interested in joining Homework Club, please contact Angie Sanders at email@example.com
The Maintenance Department has qualified staff 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.