The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced it awarded Lake County Housing Authority $150,977 grant to help residents receiving housing assistance through the Housing Choice Voucher Program gain access to education, job training and employment.
"I'm excited about the success of our clients has had as it relates to Family Self-Sufficiency," said LCHA Executive Director/ CEO David A. Northern, Sr. "This grant award will ensure more of our clients will be able to obtain Family Self-Sufficiency."
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HUD's Housing Choice Voucher Family Self-Sufficiency Program (HCV-FSS) helps public housing authorities across the country hire or retain more than one thousand service coordinators who will work directly with families to connect them to the supportive services that meet their individual needs and to become gainfully employed. Lake County has three HCV-FSS grant funded positions.
"This is a modest investment that can make a world of difference for families looking to find their path to self-sufficiency," said HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan. "As America's economy continues to recover, it's critical that we work to make sure every American has the skills and resources they need to successfully compete for jobs in the 21st Century."
To learn more about the about the Lake County Housing Authority visit www.lakecountyha.org.