HUD Archives: News Releases

Bob Young
HUD Atlanta Regional Director
(404) 331-5001 ext. 2008
For Release
February 15, 2007

Funding will provide jobs and economic independence to public housing residents

MACON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Atlanta Regional Director Bob Young presented
a $57,990 grant check to the Macon Housing Authority. This grant will provide funding to hire service coordinators who connect public housing residents with resources in the community to help them achieve economic

"An old Chinese proverb tells us it is better to teach one how to fish than to give one a fish, for the one who is
taught will eat for a lifetime, not only a day," said Bob Young. "This grant is true to the proverb because it allows
local housing agencies help low-income families thrive for a lifetime by leading them to employment that moves them to self-sufficiency, even homeownership."

This funding is from HUD's Public Housing Family Self-Sufficiency (PH FSS) program, which awards grants to public housing authorities to hire service coordinators to link residents with supportive services that help them find
education and job training.

HUD is the nation's housing agency committed to increasing homeownership, particularly among minorities; creating affordable housing opportunities for low-income Americans; and supporting the homeless, elderly, people with disabilities and people living with AIDS. The Department also promotes economic and community development, and enforces the nation's fair housing laws. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet


For additional information, please call Bonnie Dixon (404) 331-5001, extension 2013.


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