BOISE — Local housing authorities received nearly $600,000 in grant funding to help families living in public housing and people participating in the Housing Choice Voucher Program.

The grants were awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The funding will be used to help people further their education, find jobs and get on a path to self-sufficiency, according to HUD.

The Nampa Housing Authority, Southwestern Idaho Cooperative Housing Authority and Idaho Housing and Finance Association were among the five local organizations to receive the funding.

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