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Congressman Tim Ryan Announces $750,000 for Public Housing in Akron, Ravenna, Warren, and Youngstown

January 2, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tim Ryan is today announcing a federal investment of over $750,000 to assist residents of public housing and voucher-assisted housing. This assistance, provided to Akron, Ravenna, Warren, and Youngstown public housing authorities, is funded through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS), and is part of more than $79 million provided to housing authorities across the country.

“This investment will go to those in our community that need it the most. These funds will help lift up families in need though job training and employment counseling,” said Congressman Tim Ryan. “I am proud to support the hard work of the public housing authorities in my District and will continue to use my position to bring federal funds back to our community.”

“Family Self-Sufficiency programming will allow us to continue supporting low-to-moderate income individuals to achieve self-sufficiency by providing support services including mentoring, networking, employment education and other tools that will allow them to be independent of social services,” said Jason Whitehead, Executive Director of the Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority.

Funded through the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Family Self-Sufficiency Program has funded grants since 1990 enabling public housing agencies to collaborate with social service agencies, community colleges, businesses, and other local partners to help participants further their education, gain marketable skills, and increase their income potential.