Family Self-Sufficiency

HUD Awards More Funding And New Designation To CMHA (Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority)

1.22.20

From 90.5 WCBE:

U.S. Housing and Urban Development officials were in Columbus Wednesday for a trio of announcements regarding the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority. 

HUD Midwest Regional Administrator Joseph Galvan announced that CMHA has been awarded nearly $156,000 to  help families attain self-sufficiency.

Development Serves Youths Leaving Foster Care in Vancouver, Wash. (Vancouver Housing Authority)

1.22.20

From Affordable Housing Finance:

Youths aging out of foster care have a new place to live in Vancouver, Wash.

The recently completed Caples Terrace serves young adults 18 to 24 years who might not otherwise have a place to live. It’s the first project by the Vancouver Housing Authority (VHA) to target this unique population.

57 CLPHA Members Receive FSS Grants

1.8.20

On December 31, 2019 HUD announced more than $79 million in Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) grants to nearly 700 public housing authorities nationwide. FSS grants help public housing authorities hire service coordinators who connect public housing residents with local programs and services with the goal of increasing residents’ earnings and decreasing their dependencies on public assistance.

San Diego County Grand Jury Commends the San Diego Housing Commission Achievement Academy for Programs ‘to Improve the Lives of Clients’ (San Diego Housing Commission)

6.28.19

From SDHC's website:

The San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC) Achievement Academy is an example of an agency “performing in an outstanding manner or providing noteworthy community services,” according to a San Diego County Grand Jury report released today.

HACM Receives Governor's Financial Literacy Award (Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee)

4.11.19

From the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee's website: 

On March 21, 2019, Governor Ever’s honored the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM) for its “Make Your Money Talk” (MYMT) program, a financial empowerment program that provides financial literacy training and helps HACM’s residents build wealth. HACM was among 13 organizations and individuals in Wisconsin selected by the Governor’s Council on Financial Literacy to be recognized for their efforts in promoting financial literacy.

Ventura's housing authority gets grant to help families move off public assistance (Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura)

3.8.19

From the Ventura County Star:

Housing costs are often a family’s largest expense, eating up a higher percentage of income the less a family earns. With that in mind, a program designed to let Ventura residents receiving rental subsidies keep more as their income increases has received more than $65,000 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. 

Programs at Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh get federal funding (Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh)

3.8.19

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:

The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh’s Family Self Sufficiency Program was one of several funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which awarded Pittsburgh $350,339 this year.

It’s a renewal grant, but there are no guarantees that each year’s funding will be approved, according to Michelle Sandidge, chief community affairs officer for the housing authority.

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