The cities of Gary and Hammond have received awards under the FY 2012 Housing Choice Voucher — Family Self-Sufficiency program of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The voucher system helps communities develop strategies to help families obtain employment opportunities. Under the program, public housing agencies with with welfare agencies, schools, businesses and other local partners to develop a comprehensive program that gives participating FSS family members the skills and expertise needed to find employment.
Gary was awarded $50,900. Hammond received $59,418.
The grants were announce by U.S Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville.