ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced close to $87 million in Mainstream funding vouchers to public housing agencies across the country. Of that total, intended for COVID relief, $3,213,008 is earmarked for New York.
|Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority||Buffalo||Erie||$262,757|
|Albany Housing Authority||Albany||Albany||$463,293|
|Saratoga Springs Housing Authority||Saratoga Springs||Saratoga||$307,406|
|Amsterdam Housing Authority||Amsterdam||Montgomery||$197,280|
|Town of Islip Housing Authority||Oakdale||Suffolk||$1,004,934|
|North Hempstead Housing Authority||Westbury||Nassau||$503,338|
|Village of Kaser||Monsey||Rockland||$261,000|
|Village of New Hartford||Utica||Oneida||$213,000|
Mainstream vouchers are meant to help non-elderly populations with disabilities respond to and recover from COVID-19. These housing choice vouchers serve low-income populations with unique circumstances.
“Understanding the needs of these populations, Mainstream Vouchers provide targeted assistance to non-elderly populations with disabilities in The Department’s ongoing effort to provide resources to combat COVID-19,” said HUD Secretary Ben Carson.
The funding is authorized by the CARES Act.
“This new wave of vouchers will allow housing authorities to better support residents living with disabilities,” said Lynne Patton, HUD Regional Administrator for New York and New Jersey. “This funding is vital to these at-risk Americans during these unprecedented times, allowing them to live independently while staying safe.”