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HUD IX No. 13-65
Gene Gibson
(415) 489-6414
www.hud.gov/california
FOR RELEASE
Monday
January 6, 2014

HUD AWARDS MORE THAN $7 MILLION TO CALIFORNIA PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITIES TO PROMOTE FAMILY SELF-SUFFICIENCY
Funding helps gain critical employment/life skills to compete for decent jobs

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on December 31, 2013 awarded more than $7 million in grants to help California residents receiving housing assistance through the Housing Choice Voucher Program to gain access to education, job training and employment. The $57-million HUD funding for the Housing Choice Voucher Family Self-Sufficiency Program (HCV-FSS) will help public housing authorities across the country to hire or retain more than one thousand service coordinators who will work directly with families to connect them to the supportive services that meet their individual needs and to become gainfully employed. See local funding announced today.   

“This is a modest investment that can make a world of difference for families looking to find their path to self-sufficiency,” said HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan. “As America’s economy continues to recover, it’s critical that we work to make sure every American has the skills and resources they need to successfully compete for jobs in the 21st Century.”

The service coordinators retained or hired through these programs work directly with residents to connect them with local organizations that provide education and job training and placement opportunities; as well as childcare, counseling, transportation and computer and financial literacy services available in their community. This program encourages innovative strategies that link ousing Choice Voucher assistance with other resources to enable participating families to find employment; increase earned income; reduce or eliminate the need for rental and/or welfare assistance; and make progress toward achieving economic independence and housing self-sufficiency.

Participants sign a five-year contract that requires the head of the household to obtain employment and no longer receive welfare assistance at the end of the five-year term. As the family’s income rises, a portion of that increased income is deposited in an interest-bearing escrow account. If the family successfully completes its FSS contract, the family receives the escrow funds that it can use for any purpose, including paying educational expenses, starting a business or paying debts. 

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Housing Authority Code

Applicant

# of Positions

Amount Funded (prorated)

CA002

Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles

9

$610,551

CA004

Housing Authority Of The City Of Los Angeles

11

$742,768

CA007

Housing Authority of the County of Sacramento

1

$67,839

CA008

Housing Authority of the County of Kern

3

$185,242

CA011

Housing Authority of the County of Contra Costa

2

$135,678

CA014

Housing Authority of the County of San Mateo

3

$203,517

CA019

Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino

2

$135,678

CA021

Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara

1

$66,194

CA023

Housing Authority of the County of Merced

1

$53,485

CA024

Housing Authority of the County of San Joaquin

2

$128,910

CA026

Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus

2

$134,056

CA027

Housing Authority of the County of Riverside

7

$474,873

CA028

Housing Authority of Fresno County

1

$64,500

CA031

Oxnard Housing Authority

1

$66,194

CA033

Housing Authority of the County of Monterey

2

$135,678

CA035

Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura

1

$54,023

CA043

Housing Authority of the County of Butte

1

$62,559

CA048

Regional Housing Authority of Sutter & Nevada Counties

1

$51,103

CA052

Housing Authority of the County of Marin

2

$135,678

CA053

Housing Authority of the County of Kings

1

$56,271

CA055

Vallejo Housing Authority

1

$67,524

CA056

Housing Authority of the City of San Jose

3

$203,517

CA059

Housing Authority of the County of Santa Clara

3

$203,517

CA063

San Diego Housing Commission

6

$401,920

CA064

Housing Authority of the City of San Luis Obispo

1

$50,709

CA065

Fairfield Housing Authority

2

$133,531

CA067

Housing Authority of Alameda County

4

$271,356

CA068

Housing Authority of the City of Long Beach

4

$265,185

CA069

Madera, City of

1

$55,766

CA072

Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz

1

$67,839

CA073

Housing Authority of the City of Napa

2

$135,678

State Total

 

109

$7,125,144