Report Income Changes - Public Housing
How to Report Income and Other Changes
What are the changes the family need to report to case worker in references to your family circumstances.
- Income: increase or decrease
- Household composition: add or remove a member
- Assets: increase or decrease
- Expenses: increase or decreases for medical, childcare or disability assistance
- Student status, for persons ages 18 or older who attend or no longer attend school full-time
Changes must be reported within 10 days. Please review the checklist for documents needed to process your request. Note: failure to submit required documentation will result in your request being denied or delayed.
Head of Household must complete and sign all forms where required. Household members age 18 or older are required to sign each form pertaining to their requested change. Please see below for additional instructions:
- Complete only the sections that pertain to the change you are reporting.
- If there is a household member with no income contact your case worker for a Family expense form.
- Attach documentation only for the change you are reporting. For example, if you are no longer employed, please submit a copy of the separation notice from your employer.
It is our goal to process your changes as quickly as possible. It is important that you provide us with complete information in order to expedite your request. Failure to supply documents will delay processing your request.
You may also submit information via email to your case worker:
Public Housing - Email
If you email your verification, be sure to type "Report Changes" in the subject line and include the first and last name of the head of household. Also if you don't receive any respond back from the case worker feel free to make contact with case worker by phone and find out if they have received your information.
VERIFICATON CHECKLIST Please attach required verifications prior to submitting your request
Adding Income/Reducing Income
- Provide a minimum of 3 consecutive paycheck stubs
- Provide an offer letter on company letterhead that includes rate of pay and number of hours work per week
- Provide Social Security or SSI benefit award letter(s), TANF, unemployment, adoption subsidy, etc.
- Provide verification of all other income, self-employment, child support, pensions, contributions, worker's compensation, etc.
- Provide a separation letter on company letterhead
- Termination letter of benefits, i.e. child support, Social Security, SSI, unemployment, TANF, etc.
- If a household member has zero income as a result of the change, the Zero Income Statement must be completed and signed by the member
Adding New Household Member(s) - Family Composition
- If adding a minor as a result of birth, adoption, or court-awarded custody, provide birth certificate, verification of adoption or verification of court-awarded custody within 30 calendar days
- Provide birth certificate for any new member being added
- Provide social security card for any new member being added
- Provide State issued Driver's License or identification card for any adult being added
- Adult being added must filled out complete application and signed the Criminal Background form with all supporting documentation.
- Complete Declaration of Citizenship Status for minors being added. If an adult is being added, adult must complete and sign for themselves
- Provide marriage certificate (if applicable)
Removing Household Member(s) - Family composition
- Complete the Statement of Family Member Move-Out form and proof of new resident (lease)
Adding or Removing Assets
- Provide bank statements, verification of stocks, bonds, certificates of deposits, life insurance policy, etc.
Change in Expenses - Medical, Disability Assistance Expense, Childcare
- Provide a print-out from medical provider showing amount paid out of pocket for the past 12 months, or a copy of a new monthly premium, amount for apparatus, attendant care, etc. (must qualify)
- Provide a written statement from the childcare provider indicating child's name, amount received and frequency (weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly). Statement must include provider's contact information (must qualify)
Change in Student Status
- High school student (school registration)
- College student (verification of full-time student status)