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HUD R3 No. 13-65
Niki Edwards
(215) 430-6622
www.hud.gov/pennsylvania
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Monday
September 30, 2013

HUD AWARDS MORE THAN $1.2 MILLION TO PROMOTE SELF-SUFFICIENCY FOR PUBLIC HOUSING RESIDENTS IN PENNSYLVANIA
Grants to help hire/retain service coordinators

PHILADELPHIA - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded today $1,284,516 in grants to promote self-sufficiency for public housing residents in Pennsylvania. This funding is part of more than $28 million in grants being awarded nationwide to public housing authorities, resident associations, Indian tribes and nonprofit organizations to hire or retain service coordinators to help public housing residents find jobs and achieve economic and housing independence.

"In these tough economic times, this grant will go a long way in helping local housing agencies connect their residents to jobs and opportunities that lead to self-sufficiency," said Jane C.W. Vincent, Regional Administrator of HUD's Mid-Atlantic region.

Service coordinators work directly with residents to assess their needs and connect them with education, job training and placement programs, as well as computer and financial literacy services available in their community. For an elderly or disabled resident, the service coordinator arranges supportive services that allow them to maintain their independence and age in place.

This grant is funded through HUD's Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency--Service Coordinators (ROSS-SC) Program. The purpose of the program is to encourage local, innovative strategies that link public housing assistance with public and private resources to enable participating families to increase earned income; reduce or eliminate the need for welfare assistance; and make progress toward achieving economic independence and housing self-sufficiency.

Pennsylvania Grants

 Grantee Positions Funded   Funding
Bradford County Housing Authority 1 $246,000
Tioga County Housing Authority 1 $246,000
Housing Authority of the County of Beaver 2 $330,516
Housing Authority of the Erie 2 $462,000
Total 6 $1,284,516

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