New public housing rules in Milford

(08/01/03) MILFORD - A recently reinstated law once again requires some local residents, who live in federally subsidized housing, to do eight hours of community service a month. The law applies to residents ages 18 to 61 who don't work and excludes people who are disabled.

The federal government in 2002 suspended the community service requirement, but it was brought back in February of this year. The residents must perform 96 hours of community service each year and provide documentation for lease renewal.

The MiIlford Housing Authority says more than 300 households in the city were recently notified of the new community service requirements. But many of those people are ineligible and can apply for exemptions, which are granted on a case-by-case basis.

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