The Housing Authority of the city of Pasco and Franklin County is among 31 public housing agencies in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska receiving a U.S. Housing and Urban Development grant.
The local housing authority will receive $50,160, HUD announced Thursday.
The federal agency is distributing $3.6 million to the public housing agencies. The funding allows the agencies to hire coordinators or caseworkers to help low-income families get job training and education, and find child care, counseling and transportation.
It is part of the federal Housing Choice Voucher and Family Self Sufficiency program. Those who participate in the program sign a contract that requires the head of the household to get a job, and the family won't receive welfare assistance at the end of the five-year term, according to HUD.