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Grant to help low income residents find Connecticut jobs

Posted on December 8, 2015

A new grant is going to low-income residents to help them connect with Connecticut jobs.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has approved nearly $1.2 million in grants to help low-income residents in Connecticut find employment and obtain valuable job training skills.  The State Department of Housing and ten local housing authorities across Connecticut will benefit from the federal award.

Across Connecticut, housing authorities will be able to hire a total of 18 new positions who will be dedicated to working with social service agencies, community colleges, local businesses, and other partners in establishing this pipeline to success for public housing residents.  Eligible individuals will be a current resident of public housing or the recipient of a certificate from the Housing Choice Voucher Program, commonly referred to as Section 8.

The awards include:

  • Connecticut Department of Housing: 3 positions, $206,040
  • Housing Authority of the City of Norwalk: 2 positions, $138,000
  • Housing Authority of the City of New Haven: 2 positions, $126,000
  • Housing Authority of the City of New Britain: 2 positions, $138,000
  • Stamford Housing Authority: 1 position, $67,815
  • Housing Authority of the City of Meriden: 3 positions, $194,271
  • Ansonia Housing Authority: 1 position, $69,000
  • Housing Authority of the City of Derby: 1 position, $54,914
  • Housing Authority of the Town of Greenwich: 1 position, $69,000
  • Bristol Housing Authority: 1 position, $67,328
  • Trout Brook Reality Advisory (formerly West Hartford Housing Authority): 1 position, $68,680

“Under Governor Malloy’s leadership we have made historic investments to expand Connecticut’s affordable housing stock, said State Housing Commissioner Evonne M. Klein.  “This funding from HUD is yet another step in the right direction that will help low-income residents who reside in affordable housing to increase their chances of success in securing long-term and stable employment in their community.”