YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority was awarded $239,250 in Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency funds.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded $36.9 million to public housing authorities, public housing resident associations, Native American tribes and nonprofit organizations across the nation, including $1.3 million to four public housing authorities across Ohio.
“We are excited to work with our local housing partners to help public housing residents find jobs and opportunities that will propel them forward,” HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge said in a news release. “The funding announced today will help residents reach their goals and dreams tomorrow.”
The other three public housing authorities in Ohio that received funding are:
- Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority, $478,500;
- Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority, $423,352;
- Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Authority, $180,682.
The Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency grant is a place-based program designed to help residents make progress toward economic and housing self-sufficiency. Service coordinators provide case management, assess residents’ needs and work in partnership with local service providers to fulfill those needs.