BRAWLEY — The Imperial Valley Housing Authority has received $388,513 in housing voucher grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The money is part of $448 million in new vouchers to subsidize the cost of housing for about 79,000 additional families nationwide, according to information provided by HUD.
Section 8 vouchers and certificates is HUD's housing choice voucher program is the government's major initiative for helping very low-income families, people with disabilities and the elderly afford adequate housing.
Locally, Andrea Roark, IVHA executive director, said she is pleased the money is there.
"I'm very excited," she said this morning, adding while the Valley needs the money, the Valley also needs more housing for its very low-income residents.