New Program To Help Those Getting Federal Housing Assistance

DETROIT (AP) — Housing Secretary Ben Carson says Detroit will help start a new federal program designed to help those receiving housing assistance.

Carson visited Detroit this week to announce the launch of EnVision Centers , an initiative designed to help HUD-assisted households achieve self-sufficiency. Ten pilot centers are planned nationwide, including one in his native Detroit.

Carson discussed the program Wednesday night at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan's Great Futures Gala.

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EnVision Centers will be located on or near public housing developments to help boost character and leadership, educational advancement, economic empowerment and health and wellness. A mobile app is planned.

The effort is based on part on partnerships with federal agencies, state and local governments, nonprofits, faith-based organizations, corporations, public housing authorities and housing finance agencies.

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