LITTLE ROCK, AR (KAIT)- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded 16 public housing authorities in Arkansas $692,794. HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan made the announcement Thursday.
The grant money will be used by the agencies to help low-income families receive education and job training needed to become more self-sufficient. Plus fund the salaries for 17 coordinators or caseworker who help individuals in HUD's Housing Choice Voucher Program.
The grants were funded through HUD's Housing Choice Voucher Family Self-Sufficiency Program (HCV/FSS).
Here is a list of the Arkansas agencies that received grant money and how much they received:
Conway County Housing Authority FSS 1 $39,543
Fort Smith Housing Authority 1 $52,025
Housing Authority of Lonoke County 1 $37,513
Housing Authority of the City of Hope 1 $31,627
Housing Authority of the City of Hot Springs 1 $47,879
Housing Authority of the City of North Little Rock Arkansas 2 $96,015
Housing Authority of the City of West Memphis 1 $44,970
Jonesboro Urban Renewal and Housing Authority 1 $42,460
Lee County Housing Authority 1 $27,596
Little Rock Housing Authority 1 $38,380
McGehee Public Facilities Board 1 $39,810
Northwest Regional Housing Authority 1 $41,016
Pope County Public Facilities Board 1 $36,052
Pulaski County Housing Agency 1 $43,974
White River Regional Housing Authority 1 $39,594
Wynne Housing Authority 1 $34,340
AR Subtotal: $692,794