WASHINGTON (AP) - Housing Secretary Shaun Donovan is scheduled
to announce today that some of the $4 billion in public housing
money from the economic stimulus package will focus on improving
The money had been budgeted to renovate public housing.
The announcement is expected at a meeting of President Barack
Obama's Middle Class Task Force in Denver.
Meanwhile, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis will announce that $500
million from the stimulus will be made available to train workers
for green jobs making the public housing improvements. That
includes $50 million for communities hit by job losses in the auto
Donovan and Solis also will announce plans for the Housing and
Labor departments to work together to make it easier for public
housing residents to find training programs or a green job.