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HUD No. 06-147OH
Anne Scherrieb
(312) 353-6236 ext. 2666
For Release
Friday
December 1, 2006

HUD ANNOUNCES $3.5 MILLION TO FIVE OHIO PROGRAMS � 260 YOUNG PEOPLE TO GET NEW START IN LIFE
Akron, Columbus, Dayton and Hamilton youth will begin careers building affordable housing

CHICAGO � Approximately 260 low-income young people in Ohio will return to school and begin new careers in the homebuilding trades because of $3.5 million in grants announced today by Joseph P. Galvan, HUD Regional Director for the Midwest (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin). Five grants to Ohio programs will help these young people graduate high school, train them for a future in the construction trades and will produce affordable homes for lower income families, many facing homelessness.

Akron Summit Community Action, Inc. will receive a Youthbuild grant in the amount of $700,000. The grant will enable Akron Summit Community Action, Inc. to train 50 youth between the ages of 16-24 and to rehabilitate six houses. Akron Summit Community Action has several major partners which include Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority, Mustard Seed Development center, Akron Public Schools, Goodwill Industries, Henry and Laura Huth Foundation, and Nazareth Housing Development Corporation.

Buckeye Community Hope Foundation (Columbus) will receive a Youthbuild grant in the amount of $700,000.
The grant will enable Buckeye Community Hope Foundation to train 60 youth between the ages of 16-24 and to construct two houses. Major partners include YouthBuild Columbus Community School, Youthbuild Columbus, Associated Builders and Contractors, and Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority.

Youth Over Us, Inc. (Columbus) will receive a Youthbuild grant in the amount of $700,000. The grant will enable Youth Over Us, Inc. to train 40 youth between the ages of 16-24 and to construct two houses. Youth Over Us' major partners are Columbus Works, YouthBuild Columbus, Westside Hope for Homeownership Limited, Partnership, and Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority.

ISUS Inc. (Dayton) will receive a Youthbuild grant in the amount of $700,000. The grant will enable ISUS Inc. to train 70 youth between the ages of 16-24 and to construct three houses. ISUS Inc. has four major partners: ISUS Institute (State of Ohio Charter School), Montgomery County Juvenile Court, Sinclair Community College, and First United Methodist Church.

Future Community Builders (Hamilton) will receive a Youthbuild grant in the amount of $700,000. The grant will enable Future Community Builders to train 40 youth between the ages of 16-24 and to construct two houses. The major partners for Future Community Builders include City of Hamilton, Buckeye Community Hope Foundation, YWCA
of Hamilton, and Ohio and Vicinity Regional Council of Carpenters.

"These programs gives new hope to high school dropouts, enabling them to build housing for families in need while building new careers and new lives for themselves," Galvan said. "Through these non-profit organizations, the Youthbuild Program is helping young people work their way out of poverty. These students produce affordable
housing in their communities while they gain a skill, a GED, a job and a new lease on life."

Nationwide, the $45.5 million in Youthbuild grants announced by Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso Jackson (see chart at end of release) will offer job training and leadership skills to an estimated 3,075 young people. Young people who drop out of high school face a lifetime of underemployment and can be at higher risk of homelessness. However, thousands of these "at-risk" young people are looking forward to graduation and careers in homebuilding because of Youthbuild grants that will help these students, ages 16-to-24, to earn their high school diplomas and train them for a future in the construction trades while producing 702 homes for lower income families, many facing homelessness.

Jackson said, "With a modest investment by HUD, we can help these young people graduate high school, start them on a new career path, and create more affordable homes for families who might otherwise be living on our streets."

Today's announcement marks a transition of the Youthbuild program from HUD to the Department of Labor. This transfer represents the fulfillment of a 2003 White House Task Force Report on Disadvantaged Youth and resulted in the passage of The Youthbuild Transfer Act, signed by President Bush in September.

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 and espanol.hud.gov. For more information about FHA products, please visit www.fha.gov.

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NOTE: Contacts for the Ohio grantees awarded funding through HUD's Youthbuild Program:

Akron Summit Community Action, Inc.              

Buckeye Community Hope Foundation
Youth Over Us, Inc.
Future Community Builders

Address:  55 E. Mill Street
Akron, OH  44308
Address:  1183 Essex Avenue
Columbus, OH  43201
Contact Name:  Malcolm J. Costa Contact Name:  P. Gilbertson Barno
Contact Telephone: (330) 376-7730 Contact Telephone: (614) 291-0838
ISUS Inc.

     

Address:  140 N. Keowee St.
Dayton, OH  45402
Contact Name:  Ann Higdon
Contact Telephone: (937) 223-2323

 

FISCAL YEAR 2006 YOUTHBUILD GRANT AWARDS

State

Recipient

City

Amount

Alabama

Hale Empowerment and Revitalization Organization (HERO)

Greensboro

$400,000

Arkansas

City of Texarkana Arkansas

Texarkana

$400,000

Arizona

City of Phoenix

Phoenix

$700,000

California

San Diego Community Housing Corporation

San Diego

$400,000

 

Watts Labor Community Action Committee

Los Angeles

$700,000

 

Black Contractors Association of San Diego

San Diego

$700,000

 

Fresno County Economic Opportunities Commission.

Fresno

$700,000

 

Community Services & Employment Training Inc.

Visalia

$700,000

 

Los Angeles Communities Advocating for Unity, Social Justice

Los Angeles

$700,000

 

San Joaquin County Office of Education

Stockton

$400,000

 

Yuba County Office of Education

Marysville

$360,000

Connecticut

Empower New Haven

New Haven

$400,000

 

Co-Opportunity, Inc.

Hartford

$700,000

District of Columbia

ARCH

Washington

$700,000

 

Nat'l Assoc. of Former Foster Care Children of America, Inc.

Washington

$700,000

 

Latin American Youth Center

Washington

$700,000

 

Sasha Bruce Youthwork, Inc.

Washington

$700,000

Florida

Greater Miami Services Corps

Miami

$400,000

 

The District Board of Trustees of Pensacola Junior College

Pensacola

$400,000

 

Housing Authority of Lakeland

Lakeland

$700,000

Georgia

City of Savannah, Georgia

Savannah

$700,000

 

Southwest Georgia United Empowerment Zone, Inc

Vienna

$400,000

Illinois

Genesis Housing Development Corp

Chicago

$700,000

 

Youthbuild Lake County, Inc.

North Chicago

$700,000

 

Emerson Park Development Corporation

East St. Louis

$700,000

 

YouthBuild McLean County

Bloomington

$700,000

 

Comprehensive Community Solutions, Inc.

Rockford

$700,000

Indiana

New Life Youth Development Corporation

Gary

$400,000

 

The Housing Authority of the city of Evansville

Evansville

$700,000

Louisiana

Louisiana Technical College - Sullivan Campus

Bogalusa

$400,000

Massachusetts

Old Colony-Y

Brockton

$700,000

 

Community Teamwork, Inc.

Lowell

$700,000

 

Lawrence Family Development and Education Fund, Inc.

Lawrence

$700,000

 

YWCA of Western Massachusetts

Springfield

$700,000

 

Just a Start Corporation

Cambridge

$700,000

 

Old Colony Y

Brockton

$700,000

 

Training Resources of America Inc.

Worcester

$700,000

 

YouthBuild Boston, Inc.

Roxbury

$700,000

Maryland

Civic Works, Inc.

Baltimore

$700,000

 

Housing Authority of Baltimore City

Baltimore

$700,000

Maine

Coastal Enterprises, Inc.

Wiscasset

$400,000

Michigan

Community Action Agency

Jackson

$400,000

 

Manistee Housing Commission

Manistee

$400,000

 

Michigan Works

Benton Harbor

$700,000

 

Young Detroit Builders

Detroit

$700,000

Missouri

Friedens Neighborhood Foundation

Saint Louis

$400,000

 

Housing Authority of St. Louis County

St. Louis

$700,000

Mississippi

West Jackson Community Development Corporation

Jackson

$700,000

North Carolina

River City Community Development Corporation

Elizabeth City

$400,000

Nebraska

Lincoln Action Program

Lincoln

$700,000

 

High Plains Community Development Corporation, Inc.

Chadron

$400,000

New Jersey

Youthbuild Newark, Inc,

Newark

$700,000

 

Housing Authority  of The City Of Camden

Camden

$700,000

New York

South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation

Bronx

$700,000

Ohio

Buckeye Community Hope Foundation

Columbus

$700,000

 

Akron Summit Community Action, Inc.

Akron

$700,000

 

Future Community Builders

Columbus

$700,000

 

ISUS Inc.

Dayton

$700,000

 

Youth Over Us, Inc.

Columbus

$700,000

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Youth for Change

Philadelphia

$700,000

Rhode Island

The Providence Plan

Providence

$700,000

South Carolina

The Housing Authority for the City Spartanburg

Spartanburg

$700,000

 

Benedict-Allen Community Development Corporation

Columbia

$700,000

Tennessee

Chattanooga Housing Authority

Chattanooga

$700,000

 

Alliance for Business and Training

Elizabethton

$700,000

Texas

La Fe Community Development Center

El Paso

$400,000

 

San Antonio Youth Centers, Inc.

San Antonio

$700,000

 

Alameda Heights Outreach Foundation

Dallas

$700,000

 

American Youthworks

Austin

$700,000

 

Community Development Corporation of Brownsville

Brownsville

$400,000

Virginia

Employment Resources Incorporated (ERI)

Fredericksburg

$700,000

Washington

Nooksack Indian Tribe

Deming

$400,000

West Virginia

Southern Appalachian Labor School

Kincaid

$700,000

 

Human Resources Development and Employment, Inc.

Morgantown

$400,000

TOTAL  $45,460,000
  • NOTE: Detailed State-by-State breakdown of individual grant recipients is available on the HUD website.
 
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