BECKLEY, W.Va. – March 31, 2010 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall (W.Va.) announced today that the Greenbrier County Housing Authority and the Huntington Housing Authority will receive federal funds for their Housing Choice Voucher-Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) programs.
“The people of our state believe that when the going gets tough the tough get going—this is the idea behind the Housing Choice Voucher- Self Sufficiency (FSS) program because it works with both public and private resources to help families achieve economic independence,” said Rahall. “The Greenbrier Housing Authority and the Huntington Housing Authority go above and we have extensive experience in beyond to serve the people of this state in innovative and comprehensive ways—I applaud them for their great work.”
The Housing Choice Voucher – Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) program was created to promote the development of local strategies to combine public and private resources to empower participating families to achieve economic independence and self-sufficiency. The Huntington Housing Authority will receive a $36,595 grant award, and the Greenbrier County Housing Authority will receive a $30,630 grant award through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
“We are very pleased with the fact that this grant will allow us to continue to employ a coordinator for an additional year that helps about thirty families with a range of supportive services including job training, employment, home ownership, going back to college etc,” Michelle Hargis, Deputy Director of the Huntington Housing Authority. “The families we help will receive self sufficiency counseling services community organizations.”
“We are very excited to receive this HUD grant again this year,” said Sue Rosshirt, Executive Director of the Greenbrier County Housing Authority. “We would like to thank Congressman Rahall for all of his assistance with getting this grant award.”
“Combining public and private resources to improve and build upon our programs and services only strengthens those endeavors while creating a network of collaboration, where together we can solve the most urgent challenges in our communities and improve the lives of all West Virginians,” said Rahall.