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Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 8th District of Pennsylvania

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Cartwright Announces $57,570 HUD Grant to the Housing Authority of the City of Easton

Dec 20, 2017
Press Release

Easton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded the Housing Authority of the City of Easton a $57,570 Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) grant.

 HUD’s FSS program helps local public housing authorities hire service coordinators who work directly with residents to connect them with programs and services that already exist in the local community. The program encourages innovative strategies that link housing assistance with a broad spectrum of services that will enable participating families to find jobs, increase earned income, reduce or eliminate the need for rental and/or welfare assistance, and make progress toward achieving economic independence and housing self-sufficiency.

 “As a member of the Appropriations Committee, I am a strong advocate for programs aimed at helping families find better paying jobs and making progress toward economic independence,” said Rep. Cartwright. “I will continue to support grants like these that provide the opportunities and tools needed to improve the quality of life in our communities.”

“On behalf of the Housing Authority of the City of Easton, we are grateful for the continued support and assistance from Congressman Matt Cartwright,” said Gene Pambianchi, executive director of the Housing Authority of the City of Easton. “Once again we are delighted to be given resources that will give families the opportunity to achieve economic independence and housing self-sufficiency.”