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September 29, 2011
HUD AWARDS $50,000 TO EXPAND JOBS AND TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES FOR LOW-INCOME RESIDENTS IN SAN ANTONIO
Section 3 funding will stimulate employment and economic development in the community
FORT WORTH - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded the San Antonio Housing Authority $50,000 to increase hiring of low-income individuals and public housing residents. In all, HUD is awarding twelve housing authorities, cities, and states $50,000 each to hire full-time Section 3 Program Coordinators for one year. 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 John Trasviña, HUD
Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity. "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, with San Antonio being one of only twelve recipients. 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:
|California||County of San Joaquin Housing Authority||Stockton||$50,000|
|Florida||Orlando Housing Authority||Orlando||$50,000|
|Illinois||Housing Authority of Joliet||Joliet||$50,000|
|Massachusetts||City of Springfield||Springfield||$50,000|
|Missouri||Housing Authority of Kansas City, MO||Kansas City||$50,000|
|Montana||State of Montana||Helena||$50,000|
|New Jersey||Trenton Housing Authority||Trenton||$50,000|
|North Carolina||Statesville Housing Authority||Statesville||$50,000|
|North Carolina||Sanford Housing Authority||Sanford||$50,000|
|Oregon||Housing Authority of Portland||Portland||$50,000|
|Texas||San Antonio Housing Authority||San Antonio||$50,000|
|Virginia||Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority||Norfolk||$50,000|
For additional information about HUD's Section 3 program, go to HUD's website.
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