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Public Housing Policies

Public housing was established to provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Public housing comes in all sizes and types, from scattered single family houses to highrise apartments for elderly families. There are approximately 1.2 million households living in public housing units, managed by some 3,300 Housing Autorities. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) administers Federal aid to local housing agencies (HAs) that manage the housing for low-income residents at rents they can afford. HUD furnishes technical and professional assistance in planning, developing and managing these developments.

Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy (ACOP)

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The purpose of this policy is to establish guidelines for the Taylor Housing Commission staff to follow in determining eligibility for admission to and continued occupancy of public housing.  The basic guidelines for this policy are governed by requirements of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, with some latitude for local policies and procedures. This Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy (ACOP) incorporates these requirements and is binding upon applicants, residents, and the Commission alike, the latter two through inclusion of the ACOP into the Dwelling Lease by reference.  Notwithstanding the above, changes in applicable Federal law or regulations shall supersede this policy at any point in which they are in conflict.

Tenant Handbook

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The Taylor Housing Commission welcomes you as a tenant and hopes that you will enjoy your new home. We are more than happy to help you. When you read this handbook you will find that most of the questions you might have are answered. If they are not, call the Management Office and ask. We will be glad to help you. Again, we say “WELCOME”

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