In-Home Supportive Service Payments Considered Household Income
Facts: A Section 8 resident lives with her severely disabled adult daughter. As a Section 8 participant, the resident receives a monthly rent subsidy, or “housing assistance payment,” the size of which varies depending on her income. The family also participates in a state social services program designed to help incapacitated persons avoid institutionalization. The In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program compensates those who provide care for aged, blind, or disabled individuals incapable of caring for themselves.