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HUD Awards CT Housing Authorities Funds to Assist Residents in Gaining Employment

Office of Governor Dannel P. Malloy
 

On Tuesday, December 8, 2015, Governor Dannel P. Malloy, in collaboration with Connecticut’s members of Congress and Connecticut Housing Commissioner Evonne M. Klein, announced that Connecticut received approximately $1.2 million in federal funding to assist Connecticut’s public housing residents and Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) recipients find jobs and learn new skills that would enable them to become economically self-sufficient.

According to Governor Malloy, in the past couple of years Connecticut has made “extraordinary investments in job training and dramatically increased the availability of affordable housing - both deliver more vibrant communities. Making worker training available is indeed good business throughout Connecticut."

This funding, allocated from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Family Self-Sufficiency Program, will help public housing agencies establish 18 new service coordinators positions for current public housing residents.

A total of $1,199,048 will awarded to the following agencies:

  • Connecticut Department of Housing: 3 positions, $206,040
  • Housing Authority of the City of Norwalk: 2 positions, $138,000
  • Housing Authority of the City of New Haven: 2 positions, $126,000
  • Housing Authority of the City of New Britain: 2 positions, $138,000
  • Stamford Housing Authority: 1 position, $67,815
  • Housing Authority of the City of Meriden: 3 positions, $194,271
  • Ansonia Housing Authority: 1 position, $69,000
  • Housing Authority of the City of Derby: 1 position, $54,914
  • Housing Authority of the Town of Greenwich: 1 position, $69,000
  • Bristol Housing Authority: 1 position, $67,328
  • Trout Brook Realty Advisory (formerly West Hartford Housing Authority): 1 position, $68,680

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