Family Self-Sufficiency

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.

Ventura's housing authority gets grant to help families move off public assistance (Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura)

3.8.19

From the Ventura County Star:

Housing costs are often a family’s largest expense, eating up a higher percentage of income the less a family earns. With that in mind, a program designed to let Ventura residents receiving rental subsidies keep more as their income increases has received more than $65,000 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. 

Programs at Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh get federal funding (Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh)

3.8.19

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:

The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh’s Family Self Sufficiency Program was one of several funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which awarded Pittsburgh $350,339 this year.

It’s a renewal grant, but there are no guarantees that each year’s funding will be approved, according to Michelle Sandidge, chief community affairs officer for the housing authority.

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