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Nolan announces jobs program funding
Brainerd MN 506 James St. / PO Box 974 56401

Minnesota’s 8th District Congressman Rick Nolan announced $58,007 in funding to help low-income families in the city of Brainerd find employment.

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The federal funds are through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) Program, which encourages communities to develop local strategies, to help families obtain employment.

“The Housing Choice Voucher program is vital in making safe and sanitary housing affordable for low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled. With the announcement of these funds, families can receive the training and expertise necessary to obtain the decent, good-paying jobs they deserve,” Nolan said.

The housing choice voucher program is the federal government’s major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market, allowing HCV participants to find their own housing, including single-family homes, townhouses, and apartments.

Through the FSS program, public housing agencies collaborate with welfare agencies, schools, businesses, and other local partners to provide needy families with such services as child care, transportation, education, job training and employment counseling, and substance or alcohol abuse treatment or counseling. Families can check their eligibility for this program by contacting their local PHA.

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