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Two housing authorities in Montana have received $375,652 of federal funds to “subsidize low-income residents to become self-sufficient.”  The grant was part of $34.9 million distributed to public housing authorities, public housing resident associations, Native American tribes, and non-profit organizations nationwide by The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The Public Housing Authority of Butte’s Resident Council will receive $129,652 and Missoula Housing Authority will receive $246,000.
The funds are to be used to hire or retain service coordinators to help their clients find jobs, educational opportunities, and achieve economic and housing independence.
The funding, provided through HUD’s Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency – Service Coordinators Program (ROSS-SC) the “service coordinators” work directly with residents to assess their needs and connect them with education, job training and placement programs, and/or computer and financial literacy services.