A southern Illinois congressman wants to help ease the transition of Cairo residents and other Americans who have been displaced from a public housing authority to a new location.

The U.S. House approved an amendment to the Accelerating Individuals into the Workforce Act introduced by Murphysboro Republican Mike Bost. It ensures the law includes people qualified for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program who have been displaced or relocated from a public housing authority.

Bost says we must work to help those who have been relocated through no fault of their own.