In the coming months, nearly a dozen housing authorities will begin using grants from HUD’s Capital Fund Education and Training Community Facilities Program to create education centers for children and adults who live in public housing and the surrounding neighborhood. These agencies will begin working with community colleges, local libraries and other non-profit organizations to provide programs that will offer everything from teaching primary colors to a pre-school child; to tutoring a 7-grader algebra; to helping an adult navigate the on-line job application process. We expect all of these activities will improve the quality of life for help low-income families and help many achieve long-term economic self-sufficiency.
These activities are directly connected to one of our goals for HUD’s Choice Neighborhoods Program (CN). CN grants will ensure high quality educational opportunities for children, and address the health and job readiness needs of adults. Choice Neighborhoods makes it easier for local communities to focus on these fundamental needs, allowing greater funding flexibility to knit support services into the revitalized community, improve community assets, and ensure high quality educational opportunities for young children.
Read more about the HUD’s Capital Fund Education and Training Community Facilities Grants and Choice Neighborhoods.