The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded more than $830,000 to four public housing authorities in Indiana. The department says the recipients will use the Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency funds to hire and retain service coordinators to help families in public housing meet personal goals.
The funding is part of nearly $37 million being awarded to PHAs throughout the country.
“We are excited to work with our local housing partners to help public housing residents find jobs and opportunities that will propel them forward,” said HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge. “The funding announced today will help residents reach their goals and dreams tomorrow.”
Fudge says the ROSS grant is designed to help residents progress toward economic and housing self-sufficiency and to help service coordinators offer help to assess needs and provide services.
The Indiana recipients include:
- Housing Authority of the city of Bloomington – $202,148
- Housing Authority of the city of Kokomo – $184,182
- Marion Housing Authority – $239,250
- Housing Authority of the city of New Albany – $212,118