Arkansas housing agencies get big boost from HUD

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

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