|HUD No. 09-29-2011
September 29, 2011
HUD AWARDS $100,000 TO EXPAND JOBS AND TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES FOR LOW-INCOME RESIDENTS IN NORTH CAROLINA
Section 3 funding will stimulate employment and economic development in local communities
GREENSBORO - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded $100,000 to Statesville Housing Authority and Sanford Housing Authority to hire full-time Section 3 Program Coordinators for one year. This funding is part of HUD's national awarded funding of $600,000 to increase hiring of low-income individuals and public housing residents. These grants will maximize a HUD program that ensures HUD dollars are used to hire low-income individuals and to contract with businesses that hire them.
Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 promotes new employment, training, and contracting opportunities on federal HUD-funded projects. "The funding announced today advances HUD's commitment to investing in people as well as buildings in areas of the country that need it greatly," said HUD Southeast Regional Administrator Ed Jennings, Jr. "Having a Section 3 Program Coordinator has been shown to be a best practice, maximizing a grantee's ability to promote jobs, contracts, and training opportunities."
Eighty-five housing authorities and local and state governments from around the country applied for this competitive national grant. Grants were awarded to housing authorities and jurisdictions with high unemployment and a demonstrated commitment to partner with other local agencies and sustain the position after one year.
HUD's grant funding will go to the following:
|North Carolina||Statesville Housing Authority||Statesville||
|North Carolina||Sanford Housing Authority||Sanford||
For additional information about HUD's Section3 program, go to: www.hud.gov/section3.
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