Top Honors For Tyler's Housing Program

Tyler's Neighborhood Services Department was rated a "high performer" by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The department received the honor for its "Housing Choice Voucher" program.
The program allows families, like the Foremans, to use their rental assistance funds toward mortgage payments.

Erice Foreman says the voucher program has put his family a big step closer to owning a home.

"It's helped me a lot," Erice said, "because I was on it even before I got the house. I've got no complaints and I thank God for the new program that they have."

In all, the city of tyler receives funding to provide assistance for up to 908 housing units.

Maya Golden reporting,