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HUD awards $541 million in annual grants for affordable housing, community development & homeless assistance in New York


Mon, Feb 27th 2023 04:15 pm

Funding will go to 1,200 communities nationwide through 2,400 grants to support the needs of families and individuals 

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced $5.6 billion in funding to states, urban counties, insular areas, D.C., Puerto Rico, and local organizations across the country. These annual formula grants provide critical funding for a wide range of activities including affordable housing, community development and homeless assistance.

To view a complete list of all the communities that received funding, click here. 

“Viable communities must promote integrated approaches to develop decent housing, suitable living environments, and expand economic opportunities to the most vulnerable,” HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge said. “These funds allow communities to address their unique needs by prioritizing what matters most to their residents and letting them own their investments in community development through these important federal resources.” 

Alicka Ampry-Samuel, HUD regional administrator for New York and New Jersey, said, "State and local governments and organizations depend on HUD's community development funding to address the needs of their residents. These valuable stakeholders serve communities in need. HUD provides this federal funding to support a wide array of services that assist underserved residents and improve low-income families' quality of life."

Per a press release:

The grants announced for New York are provided through the following HUD programs:

√ $318 million in Community Development Block Grants to 58 localities to build stronger communities to 1239 states and localities to build stronger communities – The CDBG provides annual grants on a formula basis to states, cities, counties and insular areas to develop stronger, more resilient communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income people. In 2022, the program helped over 60,000 families nationwide through housing activities, 46,000 individuals through job creation or retention, 83,500 people experiencing homelessness through improvements to homelessness facilities, over 5.3 million people through public services, and over 39 million people through public improvements.

√ $140 million in Home Investments Partnerships Program (HOME) grants to produce affordable housing – HOME is the primary federal tool of states and local governments to produce affordable rental and owner-occupied housing for low-income families. HOME funds a wide range of activities including building, buying and/or rehabilitating affordable housing for rent or homeownership, or providing direct rental assistance to low-income people. HOME projects leverage nonfederal funds including, in many cases, tax credits for affordable rental housing. In 2022, the program helped create over 15,000 units of housing, and nearly 17,000 households were assisted with tenant-based rental assistance through the HOME program.

√ $55 million in Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) grants to connect people with HIV/AIDS to housing and support – The HOPWA program provides stable and permanent housing assistance and supportive services to low-income people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Over 100,000 households across the nation receive HOPWA housing assistance and/or supportive services annually.

√ $27.7 million in Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) to address homelessness – ESG provides funds for homeless shelters, assists in the operation of local shelters, and funds related to social service and homeless prevention programs. Recipients enable people to quickly regain stability in permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis and/or homelessness. ESG funds may be used for street outreach, emergency shelter, homelessness prevention, and rapid rehousing assistance. Annually, ESG connects over 350,000 people nationally to emergency shelters as they transition to permanent housing

“This funding allows communities to address their most pressing local needs, providing flexible resources to build homes, support renters and homeowners, provide life-saving assistance to people experiencing homelessness, and improve public facilities, community resilience, and local economies,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development Marion McFadden. “HUD’s annual formula block grants allow states and localities to invest in the success of neighborhoods, and allow people of modest means to thrive.”

Combined, the programs will provide funding to thousands of local programs in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands.

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