Resident & Community Services

The Terre Haute Housing Authority Resident & Community Services offers a variety of programs to promote and assist its residents in increasing their self-sufficiency skills.  These programs provide training workshops and information on:

  • Employment Opportunities
  • Job Readiness Skills
  • GED Classes
  • Housekeeping Standards
  • Housing Authority Policies for Residents
  • Financial Management
  • Establishing/Restoring Credit
  • Mentoring
  • Homebuyer’s Workshop
  • Nutritional Education
  • Household Management


The Family Self-Sufficiency Program is offered to Section 8 and Public Housing residents.  This program helps tenants set goals of furthering their education, gaining employment skills, obtaining employment, financial management and homeownership. This is a five year program that allows the resident to build an escrow (savings) account. The Resident & Community Services Department partners with many other agencies in our community for the benefit of services for our participants and their families. The Terre Haute Housing Authority partners with several local agencies in our community to better serve the residents and their families.


The Individual Development Accountant (IDA) Program is offered to low income Indiana residents, through the Terre Haute Housing Authority's Resident & Community Services. This program is designed to assist those individuals in achieving financial independence and self-sufficiency by developing participant's skills to:

  • Develop a budget and set goals
  • Establish regular savings habits
  • Invest in assets and
  • In the building of wealth for the purposes of: Higher Education, Starting a Business, Home Purchase or Rehabilitation of their Existing Home