Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher
FMHA administers 899 Section Eight Housing Choice Vouchers, which pay federal rent subsidies to private property owners who rent to eligible low-income households. FMHA is a consistent "high performer" under HUD's "Section 8 Management Assessment Program" (SEMAP). In partnership with Fairfield County Job and Family Services, we serve 50 additional families with Family Unification Vouchers. HUD’s Family Unification Program (FUP) is the only national housing program aimed at preventing family separation due to homelessness and easing the transition to adulthood for aging-out youth.
Our Homeownership Vouchers assist first-time homeowners with their monthly homeownership expenses. The home must pass an initial housing quality standards inspection conducted by the Housing Authority and an independent home inspection before the PHA may approve the purchase by the family. This innovative new program promises to fulfill the “American Dream”.
FMHA’s Family Self-Sufficiency Program encourages assisted families to obtain employment that will lead to economic independence and self-sufficiency. The Housing Authority works with human services agencies, schools, businesses, and other local partners to develop a comprehensive program that gives participating FSS family members the skills and experience to enable them to obtain employment that promotes self- sufficiency.
Excellent Property Management and Maintenance
FMHA follows strict but fair standards for screening new applicants and enforcing leases with residents. Residents are held accountable for the upkeep of their units; and vacant units are prepared to high standards for each new resident. All emergency work orders are performed within 24 hours, and routine work orders in less than three days on average. All units are inspected at least twice annually, and all meet local codes and HUD's standards. Excellent property management and maintenance of Dragonfly Dreams Housing units help to maintain and improve the city's housing stock and promote neighborhood stability.