Brewer Housing Authority Gets Grant 

The Brewer Housing Authority has gotten a grant for nearly $50,000 that aims to make their residents more self sufficient.The money from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will support the Family Self-Sufficiency Program.It helps residents in Brewer’s Public Housing set goals for education, jobs and home ownership. Then gives them the resources to help them achieve them.Brewer Housing Authority Executive Director Gordon Stitham says the program is important. “You’re taking someone who hasn’t had the opportunity to either go on to school or to better themselves as far as education, better themselves as far as getting some assistance for childcare, so they can go on to work.”Stitham says they’ve been offering this program for the past several years and its been a success.In the past year, six tenants have moved out of public housing and into their own homes.