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HUD awards over $212 million in CARES Act relief funds to New York

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Tue, Sep 22nd 2020 09:30 am

Focusing on communities with higher risk of eviction

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson recently announced the allocation of the remaining $1.988 billion in CARES Act funding for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The allocation focuses funds toward places with households facing higher risk of eviction. To date, HUD has provided nearly $5 billion in CDBG funding nationwide to help communities combat the coronavirus and alleviate economic hardship.

“The Trump administration has maintained that no one should risk losing their home due to the coronavirus,” Carson said. “We’ve taken several actions since the beginning of this pandemic to keep Americans in their homes. Today, we announce additional aid to the communities that need it the most. These funds can help households struggling to meet their rental or mortgage obligations to stay afloat as our nation continues to recover from the coronavirus pandemic.”

“The president and Secretary Carson continue to prioritize low-income communities disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus. Over $212 million in CDBG funding will be made available to New York to help residents who face a higher risk of eviction,” said Lynne Patton, HUD regional administrator for New York and New Jersey. “To date, an unprecedented $1.25 billion has been made available to New York to ensure cities across the Empire State are able to combat the coronavirus.”

These funds can be used to provide temporary financial assistance to meet rental obligations for up to six months. The funds are focused toward places with households facing higher risk of eviction. Specifically:

√ Communities with high rates of individuals in industries with high job loss in states with high unemployment; 

√ Communities with high rates of businesses in industries with high job loss in states with high unemployment; and

√ Concentrations of those most at risk for transmission and risk of eviction, with higher amounts for states with high rates of coronavirus.

This announcement is consistent with the president’s Aug. 8 executive order, “Fighting the Spread of COVID-19 by Providing Assistance to Renters and Homeowners,” which directs HUD to identify “any and all available Federal funds to provide temporary financial assistance to renters and homeowners who, as a result of the financial hardships caused by COVID-19, are struggling to meet their monthly rental or mortgage obligations.”

Since Trump issued that order, HUD has reiterated the Trump administration’s commitment to minimize displacement and evictions resulting from the COVID-19 global pandemic national emergency. For more information on HUD's response to the novel coronavirus pandemic and the actions the department has taken, visit HUD.gov/coronavirus.

HUD noted, “Homelessness service providers and public housing authorities across the nation have jumped into action to assist those they serve during this unprecedented time. Read more about their stories featured in HUD's ‘Neighbors Helping Neighbors’ campaign, here.

 

State

City

Allocation

NY

Albany

$1,082,082

NY

Amherst Town

$1,159,433

NY

Auburn

$267,435

NY

Babylon Town

$1,647,037

NY

Binghamton

$594,320

NY

Brookhaven Town

$3,284,817

NY

Buffalo

$3,179,604

NY

Cheektowaga Town

$864,606

NY

Colonie Town

$697,697

NY

Dunkirk

$111,257

NY

Elmira

$266,199

NY

Glen Falls

$162,525

NY

Greece

$705,583

NY

Hamburg Town

$524,505

NY

Huntington Town

$1,359,910

NY

Irondequoit

$355,109

NY

Islip Town

$2,718,256

NY

Ithaca

$367,837

NY

Jamestown

$302,569

NY

Kingston

$256,376

NY

Middletown

$250,534

NY

Mount Vernon

$737,432

NY

Newburgh

$370,023

NY

New Rochelle

$812,745

NY

New York

$122,279,413

NY

Niagara Falls

$774,234

NY

Poughkeepsie

$473,819

NY

Rochester

$2,371,177

NY

Rome

$296,621

NY

Saratoga Springs

$358,743

NY

Schenectady

$619,061

NY

Syracuse

$1,676,401

NY

Tonawanda Town

$624,178

NY

Troy

$577,015

NY

Union Town

$477,421

NY

Utica

$679,576

NY

Watertown city

$280,910

NY

White Plains

$652,850

NY

Yonkers

$2,242,970

NY

Dutchess County

$2,014,752

NY

Erie County

$2,461,149

NY

Monroe County

$2,705,056

NY

Nassau County

$9,564,934

NY

Onondaga County

$2,423,643

NY

Orange County

$1,945,203

NY

Rockland County

$2,588,407

NY

Suffolk County

$1,918,902

NY

Westchester County

$3,289,202

NY

New York Nonentitlement

$27,149,111

 

 

 

 

Total:

$212,522,639

 

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