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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Mayor Anne McCaffrey
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Lockport Housing Authority has received a $67,433 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, it was announced today.

The offices of U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced the grant today, along with five others in Western New York. In all, $582,771 in federal funding is being directed to Western New York. The funding was allocated through two HUD programs. $189,204 was allocated though the Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) program and $393,567 was allocated through the Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) program. The funding will be used to carryout services and provide housing vouchers for citizens in need.

The Lockport grant was provided through the FSS program.

“I know of the impact that this grant has had on the participants in the program," Lockport Mayor Anne McCaffrey said via press release of the funding provided through the FSS program. "One-hundred-eight people are benefitting from the self-sufficiency grant and in the past 18 months, 43 people have obtained employment. We appreciate the partnership with HUD to help families living in Lockport Housing Authority units to achieve self-sufficiency.”

“One homeless veteran is one too many, and we must do everything to help provide our heroes with a comfortable place to live,” said Senator Schumer. “This federal funding will help homeless veterans and their families find affordable housing in Buffalo’s and Western New York’s housing market, as well as help them find meaningful employment. Our veterans willingly risked life and limb for our country, and this investment will provide them with the services they need to build a life here in Upstate New York.”

“Every veteran in Western New York deserves to have a safe quality place to live,” said Senator Gillibrand. “This funding will help our veterans and homeless families get the resources and assistance they need so they can have a safe place to call home and are able to gain additional skills so they can find good-paying jobs. This kind of investment will help keep more New Yorkers and their families off the streets.”

Other recipients of the funding include the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority, receiving $34,212; the City of North Tonawanda, Belmont Housing Resources, receiving $48,178; the Erie County Public Housing Agency Consortium, Town of Amherst Belmont Housing, receiving $145,870; the Rental Assistance Corporation of Buffalo, receiving $97,874; and the Town of Amherst, receiving $189,204.

HUD’s Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing program provides housing vouchers and a range of support services for homeless veterans and their families. HUD’s Family Self Sufficiency program assists local social services agencies, community colleges, businesses and other local organizations in providing education and job training in order to help those participating in HUD’s housing voucher program and living in public housing gain marketable jobs skills. This program will help those utilizing housing assistance programs gain the education and skills needed to find and retain good jobs and become self-sufficient.

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