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unemployable males, formerly living in the streets or in shelters. The gender ratio is 70/30 male to female, which is typical of the overall ratio of single men and women without dependants experiencing homelessness. Hope VI [5] The Hope VI program provides grants to public housing agencies (PHAs) to destroy severely distressed public housing units and replace them with new units or to dramatically rehabilitate existing units. The transformation process includes physical upgrades, managerial improvements, and implementations of social and community services to address the needs of residents. Hope VI relocates residents of public housing projects in order to replace dilapidated housing with apartments and townhouses, meant to “blend” into the community and to integrate middle income residents into it. The program provides support services to help residents get and maintain jobs. Often, families have to agree to counseling and employment services to qualify for residency within one of these projects and all individuals go through an intensive screening process. The main problem concerning Hope VI is its lack of one-for-one replacement of demolished housing. A large proportion of former residents loose their homes due to Hope VI, and, typically, these residents are of a lower income than those who remain. Most displaced residents are given Section 8 vouchers; however, Section 8 housing is scarce and waiting lists are long, often meaning that these vouchers are useless. As a result, displaced families generally move into communities with already high concentrations of poverty and make them even higher. Ultimately, the Hope VI attempt at income-based class integration tends to lead to more economic stratification in areas outside the project. Every year the Administration requests no funding for Hope VI, and every year Congress restores funding and reauthorizes the program. Public Housing [6] The goal of this program is to provide rental housing for low-income families and for elderly and/or disabled individuals. HUD administers federal aid, in the form of annual grants, to local public housing agencies (PHAs), which in turn manage housing for lower income residents at rents they can afford, as well as providing them with technical and professional assistance. Rent, or Total Tenant Payment (TTP), is based on the renter’s ability to pay based on the highest figure from among: 1) 30% of a resident’s monthly adjusted income, 2) 10% of their monthly gross income, 3) their welfare shelter allowance, 4) a PHA-established minimum rent of up to $50. Eligibility for public housing is also based on a given individual or family's status as being either a family or as a disabled or elderly individual, and qualification as a U.S. citizen or eligible immigrant. HUD allows PHAs to exclude from annual income certain allowances for dependents
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This note was uploaded on 10/04/2010 for the course OT 450 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '10 term at SUNY Buffalo.

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