USU, other organizations receive federal dollars for housing counseling

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced that more federal money will soon be available for housing counseling, and a portion of those funds will be coming to organizations in Utah.According to the Salt Lake Tribune, nearly $250,000 has been set aside in an attempt to prevent foreclosure and help families find housing. The nearly $73 million in grants being distributed nationwide is 22 percent higher than last year’s funding.Utah State University Family Life Center Housing and Financial Counseling Services will receive $62,000. Other organizations in the state receiving funding include the Cedar City Housing Authority ($36,000), Community Action Services and Food Bank in Provo ($64,000), NeighborWorks of Provo ($35,000), and NeighborWorks of Salt Lake ($44,000).

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