Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) announced today that the Sioux Falls Housing and Redevelopment Commission will receive a federal grant of $72,411 for the Housing Choice Voucher Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) Program. This grant will be administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
“Unfortunately, there are still South Dakotans who struggle to afford safe, adequate housing for their families,” Johnson said. “This funding will help families in Sioux Falls find housing and move toward self-sufficiency. A key part of my Hometown Prosperity Plan is investing in the public good, and this funding is an example of that principle.”
The community housing commissions in Mobridge and Brookings received similar funding, totaling $143,049 for South Dakota in this grant action.
The FSS Program encourages communities to work with child care agencies, schools, businesses, and other local partners to develop local strategies to help voucher families obtain the skills and experience necessary to obtain employment that pays a living wage.
Senator Johnson's Hometown Prosperity Plan is a four-pillar agenda for advancing South Dakota's economy from the federal level. The four pillars, or strategies, include "Promoting Partnerships," "Emphasizing Entrepreneurship," "Investing in the Public Good," and "Protecting Pocketbooks." The full plan includes specific actions related to each strategy and can be downloaded from http://johnson.senate.gov.
For more information on Senator Tim Johnson visit his website at http://johnson.senate.gov.