Three housing councils in Utica will share $738,000 dollars in federal funding.

The funds were allocated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency program.

The Adrean-Matt, Gillmore-Humphrey and Marino-Peretta Resident Associations will each get $246,000..

The funding was announced by Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand.

Schumer say the HUD program provides funding that will help those most in need become self-sufficient.

“This federal investment through HUD is a lifeline for hundreds of families in Utica,” said  Gillibrand. “Access to stable housing is essential for the health of our families and the economic strength of our communities. These federal dollars will help families get the resources they need so they can have a safe place to call home while gaining critical counsel, services and assistance acquiring the necessary skills for securing a good-paying job.”