AT&T offers ConnectHome. | Courtesy WLKY

Courtney Shaw | WLKY

AT&T is partnering with the Department of Housing and Urban Development to bring affordable internet access to homes in need.

The initiative, called ConnectHome, offers HUD residents internet plans costing $5 and $10 per month.

AT&T held an educational event about the program at the Parkland Boys and Girls Club on Wednesday. The company said that this program would help low-income families in the internet age.

“Being connected to the internet is vitally important, especially for those who are looking for jobs and trying to have access to programs. This allows families to have access to that resource, the internet, that can connect them to jobs, that can connect them to educational opportunities,” president of AT&T Kentucky Hood Harris said.

The AT&T access plan includes a Wi-Fi router without an installation fee.

In order for a home to qualify, one resident must be on the Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program.