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In order to help low-income residents earn housing independence, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced an award of $35 million.

This money will go to public housing authorities, public housing resident associations, Native American tribes and nonprofit organizations across the U.S. It will help these organizations hire or retain service coordinators who help residents find jobs, educational opportunities and help residents achieve economic and housing independence.

The funding is provided through HUD’s Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency – Service Coordinators Program. The service coordinators provide services such as connecting residents to job training and placement programs and computer and financial literacy services.

“It’s part of our mission to help connect public housing residents to better, higher paying jobs and critical…