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Housing Authority of Jackson County Gets Funding from Federal HUD Program

US Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley have announced that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will be awarding communities across Oregon more than $3 million from the Family Self-Sufficiency Program fund.

Wyden and Merkley said these funds will be used to assist families who are struggling with housing affordability to maximize their housing assistance and connect them with training and services to ultimately help them become economically self-sufficient.

The Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program allocates grants to Public Housing Authorities for support the salaries of FSS program coordinators. These people play a crucial role in helping participating families maximize their housing assistance by connecting them with training and services aimed at enhancing economic self-sufficiency.

Grants incentivize the development of community-level plans that align public and private resources, with the ultimate goal of empowering participating families to achieve economic independence and reducing dependence on welfare assistance and rental subsidies.

The Housing Authority of Jackson County based in Medford will receive $184,305 from the FSS program.
Posted on 1/13/24 5:19AM by Chuck Benson