Family Self-Sufficiency

HACEP’s Family Self-Sufficiency Program Sets 200 El Pasoans on Path to Home Ownership (Housing Authority of the City of El Paso)

2.5.20

From the El Paso Herald-Post:

For many people, home ownership is the ultimate American dream. But for some, it’s a dream that can feel just out of reach.

That’s why the Housing Authority of the City of El Paso (HACEP) offers comprehensive home ownership and family self-sufficiency programs. In their 17th year, the programs offer tailored solutions to qualifying HACEP residents who want to own their own home.

HUD Awards More Funding And New Designation To CMHA (Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority)

1.22.20

From 90.5 WCBE:

U.S. Housing and Urban Development officials were in Columbus Wednesday for a trio of announcements regarding the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority. 

HUD Midwest Regional Administrator Joseph Galvan announced that CMHA has been awarded nearly $156,000 to  help families attain self-sufficiency.

Development Serves Youths Leaving Foster Care in Vancouver, Wash. (Vancouver Housing Authority)

1.22.20

From Affordable Housing Finance:

Youths aging out of foster care have a new place to live in Vancouver, Wash.

The recently completed Caples Terrace serves young adults 18 to 24 years who might not otherwise have a place to live. It’s the first project by the Vancouver Housing Authority (VHA) to target this unique population.

57 CLPHA Members Receive FSS Grants

1.8.20

On December 31, 2019 HUD announced more than $79 million in Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) grants to nearly 700 public housing authorities nationwide. FSS grants help public housing authorities hire service coordinators who connect public housing residents with local programs and services with the goal of increasing residents’ earnings and decreasing their dependencies on public assistance.

Housing Authority of the City of Goldsboro, Trenton Housing Authority Awarded Family Self-Sufficiency Grants

10.10.19

On Thursday, September 26, HUD announced an additional $1.2 million in Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) grants, building on the $74 million in FSS grants HUD awarded earlier this year. FSS grants help public housing authorities hire service coordinators who connect public housing residents with local programs and services with the goal of increasing residents’ earnings and decreasing their dependencies on public assistance.

Next City Spotlights Cambridge Housing Authority’s and San Diego Housing Commission’s Successful Self-Sufficiency Programs

7.25.19

In an article for Next City produced by FUSE Corps, a national nonprofit that aims to help urban communities thrive through partnerships with local governments, author Erin O’Donnell spotlights two CLPHA member PHAs’ successful programs that enable residents to become more financially self-reliant and less dependent

San Diego County Grand Jury Commends the San Diego Housing Commission Achievement Academy for Programs ‘to Improve the Lives of Clients’ (San Diego Housing Commission)

6.28.19

From SDHC's website:

The San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC) Achievement Academy is an example of an agency “performing in an outstanding manner or providing noteworthy community services,” according to a San Diego County Grand Jury report released today.

HUD, DCHA, and Community Members Celebrate DCHA's Newest Homeowners (District of Columbia Housing Authority)

6.28.19

From DCHA's website:

"U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, District of Columbia Housing Authority Executive Director Tyrone Garrett, DCHA’s Homeownership Coordinating Committee, local officials, and community members celebrated seven new homeowners.

HACM Receives Governor's Financial Literacy Award (Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee)

4.11.19

From the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee's website: 

On March 21, 2019, Governor Ever’s honored the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM) for its “Make Your Money Talk” (MYMT) program, a financial empowerment program that provides financial literacy training and helps HACM’s residents build wealth. HACM was among 13 organizations and individuals in Wisconsin selected by the Governor’s Council on Financial Literacy to be recognized for their efforts in promoting financial literacy.

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