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HUD to Help Provide Access To Computers in Public Housing
U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Henry G. Cisneros has announced an initiative that would give children and adults in public housing access to computers.
HUD plans to select 15 to 20 public-housing developments across the country as "Campus of Learners" sites. The sites will be chosen based on proposals by local housing authorities for providing residents with education programs involving computer technology and job training.
Local authorities are expected to include other organizations, such as school districts, businesses, and nonprofit groups, in their plans. HUD officials declined to put a price tag on the pilot program, but said they expected it to grow to 50 sites within three years.
Mr. Cisneros announced the program at a press conference this month.