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HUD No. 11-234
Shantae Goodloe
(202)-708-0685

FOR RELEASE
Thursday
September 29, 2011

HUD AWARDS $600,000 TO EXPAND JOBS AND TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES FOR
LOW INCOME RESIDENTS

Section 3 funding will stimulate employment and economic development in local communities 

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded $600,000 to increase hiring of low-income individuals and public housing residents. HUD is awarding twelve housing authorities, cities, and states $50,000 each to hire full-time Section 3 Program Coordinators for one year. These grants will maximize a HUD program that ensures HUD dollars are used to hire low-income individuals and to contract with businesses that hire them.

Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 promotes new employment, training, and contracting opportunities on federal HUD-funded projects.

"The funding announced today advances HUD’s commitment to investing in people as well as buildings in areas of the country that need it greatly," said John Trasviña, HUD Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity. "Having a Section 3 Program Coordinator has been shown to be a best practice, maximizing a grantee’s ability to promote jobs, contracts, and training opportunities.”

Eighty-five housing authorities and local and state governments from around the country applied for this competitive national grant. Grants were awarded to housing authorities and jurisdictions with high unemployment and a demonstrated commitment to partner with other local agencies and sustain the position after one year.

HUD’s grant funding will go to the following:

  

State

Recipient

City

Amount

 California

 County of San Joaquin Housing Authority

 Stockton

$50,000

 Florida

 Orlando Housing Authority

 Orlando

$50,000

 Illinois

 Housing Authority of Joliet

 Joliet

$50,000

 Massachusetts

 City of Springfield

 Springfield

$50,000

 Missouri

 Housing Authority of Kansas City, MO

 Kansas City

$50,000

 Montana

 State of Montana

 Helena

$50,000

 New Jersey

 Trenton Housing Authority

 Trenton

$50,000

 North Carolina

 Statesville Housing Authority

 Statesville

$50,000

 North Carolina

 Sanford Housing Authority

 Sanford

$50,000

 Oregon

 Housing Authority of Portland

 Portland

$50,000

 Texas

 San Antonio Housing Authority

 San Antonio

$50,000

 Virginia

 Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing  Authority

 Norfolk

$50,000

   

 TOTAL

$600,000

 
 
For additional information about HUD’s Section3 program, go to: www.hud.gov/section3.

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