BOSTON--The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, or HUD, today awarded Massachusetts more than $2.5 million to help public housing agencies, including Brockton, Milton, Hingham, Braintree, and Taunton to retain or hire service coordinators to work directly with families who participate in HUD's Housing Choice Voucher program.
The coordinators will assist these voucher recipients to find employment resources and job training opportunities to put them on a path toward self-sufficiency, HUD officials said Thursday, Sept. 22 in a prepared statement.
Across the country HUD has allotted nearly $60 million to housing agencies in 2011.
"In today's economy, it's never been more critical to help families obtain the skills that lead to jobs," said HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan.
"With HUD's help, these housing agencies will be able to assist families in finding employment, increasing their earning potential and putting them on a path to self sufficiency."
Click here to view a list of the cities and towns in Mass. that have received these HUD funds...