- Supplementary assistance given to a participant by any public or private agency for a specific purpose. EXAMPLE: A relocation adjustment payment made by a local housing authority to a person relocated in connection with an urban renewal project. Payments from a LOCAL HOUSING AUTHORITY are intended to cover expenses such as transportation of family and household goods, deposits for utilities, fees for initiating service, and similar costs connected with moving and relocation. Disregard rent and utility subsidies under Section 8 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974.
- Low-Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) payments made under the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Act of 1981.
- Certain home energy assistance payments made on or after October 1, 1983, by energy suppliers or private non-profit organizations. Home energy assistance is defined as any assistance related to home energy, except food or clothing. Exclude the payment if made in cash or in-kind by:
- a supplier of home heating gas or oil;
- a municipal utility providing home energy; or
- an entity whose revenues are primarily derived on a rate-of-return basis regulated by a state or federal governmental body.
Exclude payments made in-kind, by a private non-profit organization. Count cash payments made by private non-profit organizations as income on the 185 percent eligibility and grant amount budgets.