HUD Archives: News Releases

HUD No. GFO 10-06
Chris Stearns
(336) 547-4000 ext. 2064
For Release
March 31, 2010

Housing authorities across the U.S., Guam, Puerto Rico receiving nearly $50 million

GREENSBORO - U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced today that public
housing agencies across the U.S., Guam and Puerto Rico will receive nearly $49.3 million to provide low-income
people with the necessary job training to put them on a path toward self-sufficiency. North Carolina housing
agencies have been awarded $1,628,128, which will be critical to residents in their quest to become financially

Funded through HUD's Housing Choice Voucher Family Self-Sufficiency Program (HCV/FSS), the grants allow public housing agencies (PHAs) to work with welfare agencies, schools, businesses, and other local partners to develop a comprehensive program to help participating individuals develop the skills and experience to enable them to obtain jobs that pay a living wage.

"In today's economy, this program is needed more than ever to help families obtain the skills that lead to jobs," said Donovan. "On the heals of President Obama signing the jobs bill that will boost job creation, I'm pleased HUD is providing this funding to local housing authorities that will keep caseworkers on the job to assist families in HUD's voucher program find employment."

Local housing authorities use the funding to hire family self-sufficiency coordinators to link adults in the Housing Choice Voucher program to local organizations that provide job training, childcare, counseling, transportation and
job placement. These housing authorities can also hire coordinators to help families get homeownership counseling.

Participants in the HCV/FSS program sign a contract that requires the head of the household will get a job and the family will 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 completes its
FSS contract, the family receives the escrow funds that it can use for any purpose, including a down payment on
a home, paying educational expenses, starting a business or paying back debts.


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North Carolina: $1,628,128

City of Concord Housing Department $37,778
East Spencer Housing Authority $47,883
Eastern Carolina Human Services Agency, Inc. $82,771
Economic Improvement Council, Inc. $43,730
Gastonia Housing Authority $47,295
Greensboro Housing Authority $164,463
Housing Authority of the City of Asheville $72,316
Housing Authority of the City of Charlotte $47,755
Housing Authority of the City of Greenville $114,053
Housing Authority of the City of High Point $48,518
Housing Authority of the City of Kinston, NC $51,982
Housing Authority of the City of Wilmington, NC $55,273
Housing Authority of the City of Wilson $50,000
Housing Authority of the City of Winston-Salem $70,500
Isothermal Planning Development Commission $35,420
Mid-East Regional Housing Authority $40,400
Mountain Projects, Inc. $33,437
Northwestern Regional Housing Authority $156,903
Rowan County Housing Authority $90,000
Sandhills Community Action Program $35,000
Sanford Housing Authority $44,226
Statesville Housing Authority $44,969
The Housing Authority of the City of Durham $68,000
Twin Rivers Opportunities, Inc. $44,362
Washington Housing Authority $40,000
Western Carolina Community Action $61,094


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