Oct 21 2003

Graham Announces $500,000 in Grants for Local Housing Authorities

WASHINGTON- 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: Anderson The Anderson Housing Authority will receive $36,024 Beaufort The Beaufort Housing Authority will receive $25,227 Charleston The Charleston County Housing and Redevelopment Authority will receive $33,590 The Housing Authority of the City of Charleston will receive $45,568 Cheraw The Housing Authority of Cheraw will receive $23,000 Columbia 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 Florence The Housing Authority of Florence will receive $28,877 The Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Marlboro County will receive $23,000 Greenville The Housing Authority of the City of Greenville will receive $31,117 Greenwood The Housing Authority of the City of Greenwood will receive $35,971 Myrtle Beach The Myrtle Beach Housing Authority will receive $77,020 North Charleston The Housing Authority of the City of North Charleston will receive $40,000 Spartanburg 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. ####