East Greenwich Pendulum: East Greenwich receives $65,000 housing grant
By ANDREW THORNEBROOKE
PROVIDENCE—The state of Rhode Island received $1 million in Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) grants meant to render financial aid to residents of public housing. East Greenwich and Narragansett are set to receive a combined $141,512 of the monies, which will be used to continue extant FSS programs in the towns through 2020. U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline announced that nearly a dozen housing authorities across Rhode Island are receiving a portion of the $1,056,787 in federal funding to continue operating their FSS programs in 2020.
“The Family Self-Sufficiency Program is an effective initiative that uplifts individuals and communities. It delivers results by helping people set goals and provides the mentorship, tools, and support to achieve them,” Reed said. “This is a smart investment in helping participants gain skills and increase their earning power so that participants can achieve financial independence.”