FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 06/15/2017 Goldsboro, NC --
The Housing Authority of the City of Goldsboro (HACG) is pleased to announce the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has designated the HACG as a "High Performer" Public Housing Agency for fiscal year 2016. The scores were released the first week of June. The HACG ranked among the best of the nation’s more than 3,000 housing authorities with a score of 91 out of a possible 100, including a perfect score for financial management. This makes for the third "High Performer" designation for the HACG in the last three years.
The HACG was evaluated on the basis of four operational areas: physical, financial, management, and capital funds. This national distinction will assist HACG in pursing the Moving to Work designation (MTW), which allows PHAs to design and test innovative, locally developed strategies that use Federal dollars more efficiently, help residents find employment and become self-sufficient, and increase housing choices for low-income families. Also, the HACG will receive an additional 3% funding allocation from HUD, which will be used to make capital repairs throughout the agency, and they will receive relief from specific HUD requirements including fewer mandatory reviews and less monitoring from both the local and national offices because they are a high performing agency.
The Housing Authority of the City of Goldsboro has an essential mission to provide housing assistance for people with low and moderate incomes. HACG offers safe, quality and affordable housing to over 2700 low-income families, the elderly, and disabled individuals, and partners with many local agencies to bring services to its residents. It provides enhanced supportive service programs including the Jobs Plus Program and the Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency Program.
For more information regarding HACG’s “HUD High Performer Designation”, visit www.hacg.org . Also visit the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development website at hud.gov.