|HUD No. 18-037
HUD Public Affairs
May 11, 2018
HUD LAUNCHES "HUD STRONG FAMILIES" INITIATIVE
Effort helps strengthen family ties while promoting economic empowerment, educational opportunities, and health resources
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced it will launch HUD Strong Families, a new effort in coordination with Public Housing Authorities (PHAs), federal partners, and service organizations to support families living in HUD-assisted housing by connecting them to resources that expand economic opportunity and promote engagement with their children. Watch HUD Secretary Carson’s video message.
"The health of a community starts with the love and support of family,” said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. “Parental involvement is essential for the well-being and the health of children, and we are excited to work with our national, state, and local partners to help support our families."
Throughout the months of May and June, hundreds of PHA and affordable housing owners are hosting events in communities around the country. In recent years, PHAs and Multifamily owners have hosted more than 1,000 events, featuring health clinics, resource fairs, and STEM workshops, as well as community-building events such as fun fairs and cookouts. HUD encourages community organizations throughout the country to partner with local housing agencies and multifamily owners to provide resources at HUD Strong Families events.
Communities are encouraged to register their events to receive updates and connect with federal partners, including the Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, and Labor, as well as national nonprofits such as the Boys and Girls Club, veteran service organizations, and the YMCA.
To find out more information about the HUD Strong Families initiative, please visit www.hud.gov/strongfamilies.