Representative Cheri Bustos announced in a statement to the media on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, that the Rockford Housing Authority was one of seven 17th District agencies to receive a Federal Housing Grant. RHA is set to receive a grant of $180,000 dollars from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Family Self-Sufficiency Program.
The grant will fund services such as childcare, transportation, education, job training, employment counseling, financial literacy, and homeownership counseling to improve upward mobility for local families, as part of Rockford Housing Authority’s Family Self-Sufficiency Program.
In a statement announcing the grant for seven agencies in the 17th District, Representative Cheri Bustos said: “Every family deserves access to safe, affordable housing and opportunities to grow in their community,” said Congresswoman Bustos. “I’m pleased to announce more than $860,000 in federal grants that will help remove the barriers facing too many families and set folks up for success. Across Northwest and Central Illinois, these grants will help hardworking families reach their financial goals.”
“The Grant will assist our Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS) which is a program to assist families in achieving economic independence, Self-Sufficiency, and freedom from dependence on various governmental assistance programs. We do this by connecting families to employment opportunities, social and economic resources to affect positive changes in a families’ life, which lead to this independence,” states Laura Synder, RHA, CEO
To learn more about the RHA, Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS): https://launchmyfuture.com/family-self-sufficiency-program/#1588024512072-55e45158-a444