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HUD gives $35 million to aid low-income families

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it is awarding $34.9 million to help low-income residents become more self-sufficient. The money will be allocated to public housing authorities, public housing resident associations, Native American tribes, and nonprofit organizations across the country. It will be used to hire or retain service coordinators to help low-income residents find jobs, educational opportunities, and achieve economic and housing independence.

The funding will be provided through HUD’s Resident Opportunities and Self-Sufficiency Service Coordinators Program. The program supports locally driven strategies that link public housing assistance with public and private resources so that HUD-assisted families can increase earned income and reduce or eliminate the need for welfare assistance.

New York will be awarded the most in grants at $2.7 million, followed by California at $2.6 million and New Jersey at $1.7 million.

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