HUD Awards $1.8 Billion to Improve Public Housing

By Joe Gullo

Published 03/19 2014 01:23PM

Updated 03/19 2014 01:42PM

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded $1.8 billion to public housing authorities in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands on Wednesday.

A press release says the funding will help make improvements to the nation's 1.1 million public housing units. Those improvements include building, repairing, renovating and/or modernizing the public housing in their communities. For example, replacing roofs or making energy-efficient upgrades to replace old plumbing and electrical systems.

“This funding is critically important to public housing agencies as they work to provide the best housing possible for their residents,” said U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan.  “While the funding will never be enough to meet the tremendous backlog of capital needs, HUD will be working closely with the Congress to expand efforts to generate approximately $6 billion in private investment for the recapitalization of public housing.”

Here is the FY2014 Public Housing Capital Funding by state:
New Hampshire: $4,778,931
New York: $347,486,238
Vermont: $5,617,473

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