MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Local housing authorities in Wisconsin have received $720,000 to prepare residents of public-and-assisted living complexes for jobs.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says the money can be used to hire or keep 1,500 service coordinators who work directly with families in public housing.
HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan says the funding will help residents get in touch with things like child care, computer training, job training, and other basic skills that people need to earn a living wage.
Milwaukee was given $138,000, and Brown County received $135,000. Beloit was given just over 100-thousand federal dollars – and smaller amounts went to public housing agencies in Kenosha and Appleton and Brown, Winnebago, Sauk, Dane, and Racine counties.
Donovan says the government must make sure that every American has the resources they need for employment, in order to keep growing the U-S economy