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HUD awards Charlotte Housing Authority $48,233 for job-training program

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded the Charlotte Housing Authority $48,233, HUD said today.

The funding is part of $1.5 million awarded to public housing agencies in North Carolina to help low-income families get job training and become self-sufficient.

Funded through HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher Family Self-Sufficiency Program, the grants allow public housing agencies to work with welfare agencies, schools, businesses and others to develop a program to help low-income people already participating in HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher Program obtain jobs that pay a living wage.

Under the program, participants agree that the head of the household will get a job and the family will no longer receive welfare assistance at the end of a five-year term.

Also awarded funding in the Charlotte area:

• Gastonia Housing Authority, $47,768
• Rowan County Housing Authority, $90,900
• Statesville Housing Authority, $45,419

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