Udall Congratulates Housing Agencies Across Colorado on Receiving $561,597 in Competitive Housing...

Udall Congratulates Housing Agencies Across Colorado on Receiving $561,597 in Competitive Housing Grants

Clark, CO – September 21, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — Mark Udall congratulated housing agencies in Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Denver, Larimer and Mesa counties on their receipt of $561,597 in competitive grant funds to help families succeed and escape homelessness.

“Helping families escape homelessness and become self-sufficient is a critical goal to helping all Coloradans find jobs and re-enter the economy,” Udall said. “These grant funds will help families across Colorado achieve that goal and combat the barriers homelessness creates.”

The competitive grants, issued under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Housing Choice Voucher – Family Self Sufficiency Program, are:

  • $134,654 to the Fort Collins Housing Authority;
  • $103,522 to the Colorado Department of Local Affairs Division of Housing;
  • $88,928 to the Housing Authority of the City and County of Denver;
  • $69,000 to the Boulder County Housing Authority;
  • $49,484 to the Adams County Housing Authority;
  • $46,000 to the City of Arvada;
  • $44,128 to the Housing Authority of the City of Englewood; and,
  • $25,881 to the Housing Authority of the City of Grand Junction.

The organizations can use their competitive grant awards to assist families with obtaining child care, transportation, education, job training and employment counseling, substance and alcohol abuse treatment or counseling, household skill training and homeownership counseling.

By: Mike Saccone

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