KMSB "Nogales SCC Profiles," Monday-Tuesday, 8/9/10-8/10/10, 6:55 AM

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By Bryce Potter By Bryce Potter

Hector Bojorquez, Nogales Housing Authority, which oversees and administers locally the Federally-funded section 8 voucher program.  On Monday's show, Bojorquez says the vouchers increase affordable housing choices for very low-income households by allowing families to choose privately owned rental housing. The vouchers cover part of the monthly rent, he says, thus allowing them to stay out of housing “projects.”  On Tuesday's show, Bojorquez says housing assistance is made available through the Authority with a variety of programs.  He says working with HUD, utilizing Recovery Act funding, many homes in Nogales will be modernized to make them energy efficient. He says the modernization and renovation projects will be aimed at HUD-sponsored housing for low-income, elderly, and disabled persons.