Torres Announces $69,000 Department of Housing and Urban Development Grant Award to Uplift Pomona Working Families
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, U.S. Representative Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded a $69,000 Federal Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program grant to the City of Pomona Housing Authority. The FSS funding will enable HUD-assisted families in Pomona to increase their income and reduce their dependency on welfare assistance and rental subsidies.
“Working families in Pomona deserve an equal opportunity to succeed, and that’s what this funding makes possible,” said Torres. “For the single mom supporting her children or the young family just starting out, this investment gives our families a helping hand to get ahead and establish a clear path to financial stability.”
The FSS program provides eligible families access to resources and services such as child care, transportation, education, job training, employment counseling, financial literacy, and homeownership counseling to help them achieve their financial goals.
Torres is a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, which is responsible for appropriating federal spending, including for the Department of Housing and Urban Development.