Blumenthal, Murphy, DeLauro, Larson, Himes Applaud Over $1.2 Million to Promote Jobs, Self-Sufficiency for Public Housing Residents in Connecticut

U.S. HUD funding to help public housing residents find jobs and educational opportunities

(Hartford, CT) –  Today, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and U.S. Representatives John Larson (D-1), Rosa DeLauro (D-3), and Jim Himes (D-4) applauded $1,224,000 in U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding for housing authorities in Hartford, Norwalk, and New Haven. This funding, under HUD’s Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency – Service Coordinators program (ROSS-SC), will be used to hire or retain “service coordinators” to help residents achieve economic and housing independence by connecting residents with career and educational opportunities.

“Self-sufficiency and economic independence are essential for enhancing quality of life,” said Blumenthal, Murphy, DeLauro, Larson, and Himes. “We applaud HUD for making this critical investment, which will help revitalize our neighborhoods and equip public housing residents with the tools needed to seek meaningful employment and educational opportunities to help build a better, brighter future.” 

HUD’s Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency—Service Coordinators program aims to encourage local, innovative strategies that link public housing assistance with public and private resources to enable participating families to increase earned income; reduce or eliminate the need for welfare assistance; and make progress toward achieving economic independence and housing self-sufficiency.

The funding breakdown is below:

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
2015 ROSS Service Coordinator Grant Awards

  State

  Applicant Name

  Amount Funded

 

 

 

 

 

  Connecticut

  Housing Authority of the City of Hartford

  $492,000  

 

 

 

  The Housing Authority of the City of Norwalk (NHA)

  $246,000  

 

 

 

 

  Housing Authority of the City of New Haven

  $486,000  

 

 

 

State Total  

  $1,224,000  

 

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