Public housing agencies receive funds to help low-income families receive job training

March 30, 2011

Ohio will receive funding for selected public housing agencies (PHA) to assist low-income families with education and job training to help them become employed and self-sufficient. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is providing this funding to PHAs across the nation through its Housing Choice Voucher Family Self-Sufficiency Program. The funding allows PHAs to hire coordinators to link adults in the Housing Choice Voucher program to local organizations that provide job training, child care, counseling, transportation and job placement. Ohio will receive a total of $2,380,671. Read HUD's list of local funding (PDF file) for the Ohio PHAs that will participate in the program.

For more information, read HUD's press release: HUD Awards Nearly $54 Million to Help Low-income Families Receive Job Training, Employment