SET Ministry Awarded Nearly $240,000 in HUD Funding to Serve HACM Residents
Residents at the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee’s (HACM) Hillside Terrace will soon benefit from much needed services that SET Ministry helps make accessible. On Tuesday, February 13, the HUD Midwest Regional Administrator, Joseph Galvan, visited HACM’s Hillside Family Resource Center to announce a nearly $240,000 award to HACM’s community partner SET Ministry.
The award is part of HUD’s Resident Opportunities and Self-Sufficiency – Service Coordinators Program (ROSS-SC). It will assist HACM residents in making progress towards economic and housing self-sufficiency. SET Ministries will hire a service coordinator to work directly with residents to assess their needs and connect them to available supportive services like education, computer training, financial literacy, healthcare, social service, and job readiness and placement programs.
“This funding will facilitate educational and economic opportunities to help residents along their trajectory towards self-sufficiency and success,” said Galvan.
Mayor Tom Barrett added, “Every person deserves the opportunity to build self-sufficiency. This funding will provide public housing residents with new pathways to achieve their goals and gain independence.“
The synergy between SET Ministry and HACM’s missions has been evident throughout their 24 year partnership. Alliances such as this allow HACM’s residents to remain active in their lives and in their communities. Watch William Carter, a retired resident at HACM’s Cherry Court development, recount how SET Ministry’s important work has enabled him to achieve this goal.
“SET Ministry and the Housing Authority share a long and innovative partnership to improve quality of life and increase independence among HACM residents,” said HACM Secretary-Executive Director Tony Pérez. “We are thankful to HUD for this opportunity to expand our work together and to positively impact even more lives. This grant continues to underscore that HUD sees their investments with us as an effective deployment of limited resources.”