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- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced housing authorities in South Carolina will receive over $500,000 in grants to hire Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program coordinators.
The FSS program encourages communities to develop local strategies to help families obtain employment that will lead to economic independence and self-sufficiency. Public housing agencies (PHAs) work with welfare agencies, schools, businesses, and other local partners to develop a comprehensive program that gives participating FSS family members the skills and experience to enable them to obtain employment that pays a living wage.
The following grants will be awarded in South Carolina:
The Anderson Housing Authority will receive $36,024
The Beaufort Housing Authority will receive $25,227
The Charleston County Housing and Redevelopment Authority will receive $33,590
The Housing Authority of the City of Charleston will receive $45,568
The Housing Authority of Cheraw will receive $23,000
The South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority will receive $41,603
The Housing Authority of the City of Columbia will receive $36,755
The Housing Authority of Florence will receive $28,877
The Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Marlboro County will receive $23,000
The Housing Authority of the City of Greenville will receive $31,117
The Housing Authority of the City of Greenwood will receive $35,971
The Myrtle Beach Housing Authority will receive $77,020
The Housing Authority of the City of North Charleston will receive $40,000
The Spartanburg Housing Authority will receive $37,867
"This is an investment in the future of our state at a time when unemployment figures are rising," said Graham. "This program helps provide South Carolinians with the skills and assistance they need to find meaningful employment."
The grants were awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.