1. Springfield Housing Authority offers literacy program, expands elderly services

    Springfield Housing Authority offers literacy program, expands elderly services

    The Springfield Housing Authority has been awarded a $482,094 federal grant which will help the agency expand services for seniors as well as establish a literacy program. The three-year U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency grant will fund the Talk/Read/Succeed! program at Duggan Park Apartments, a family development with 196 units in the Indian Orchard section of the city, according to the agency. The grant will also provide staffing for additional Resident Services programming at Riverview Apartments, which includes 302 units for elderly and handicap residents, and another 42 family ...

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    1. This grant is of great importance to the SHA and its residents, and we are very appreciative to HUD for this funding.
    2. It allows us to maintain our resident services operations while reducing the burden on our limited operating budgets, and also to place one of our experienced staff members at the Duggan Park development, to act as an outreach coordinator for the Talk/Read/Succeed! program there.
    3. At Riverview, this will mean services needed so that our elderly residents can remain independent and stay in place at home.
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