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HUD: Over $3.2 million in targeted funding for coronavirus relief in New York

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Fri, Nov 20th 2020 01:25 pm

Mainstream vouchers aid nonelderly populations with disabilities in response to, recovery from, COVID-19

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has made $86.85 million available to public housing agencies (PHAs) in the form of mainstream funding vouchers to assist nonelderly populations impacted by the coronavirus. Mainstream vouchers are administered using the same rules as other housing choice vouchers, but targeted to serve a special population to ensure residents of low-income housing, including those with unique circumstances, receive necessary funding to protect their health and safety against COVID-19.

“Recently, we have learned a great deal about coronavirus and the impact it has on all of our nation’s people,” HUD Secretary Ben Carson said. “Now, we must apply this knowledge to protect and save lives, especially when it comes to populations that face adversity in the form of mental, physical and emotional challenges. Understanding the needs of these populations, mainstream vouchers provide targeted assistance to nonelderly populations with disabilities in the department’s ongoing effort to provide resources to combat COVID-19.”

“Mainstream vouchers are an important tool assist one of our most vulnerable populations. Providing housing is more important than ever in light of the continued effects of COVID-19,” Assistant Secretary Hunter Kurtz said.

Authorized by the CARES Act, HUD is making a total of $150 million in mainstream funding available for PHAs from fiscal year 2020 and previous year appropriations.

“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.”

 

State

Recipient

City

County

Amount

 

 

NY

Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority

Buffalo

Erie

$262,757

 

 

NY

Albany Housing Authority

ALBANY

ALBANY

$463,293

 

 

NY

Saratoga Springs Housing Authority

SARATOGA SP

SARATOGA

$307,406

 

 

NY

Amsterdam Housing Authority

AMSTERDAM

MONTGOMERY

$197,280

 

 

NY

Town of Islip Housing Authority

OAKDALE

SUFFOLK

$1,004,934

 

 

NY

North Hempstead Housing Authority

Westbury

NASSAU

$503,338

 

 

NY

Village of Kaser

Monsey

Rockland

$261,000

 

 

NY

Village of New Hartford

Utica

Oneida

$213,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total:

$3,213,008

 

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