HUD Awards Funds to Local Housing Authorities for Improvements

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Several local housing authorities were awarded funds by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the development, financing, modernization and management improvements of public housing developments.

The Trumbull Metropolitan Housing Authority was awarded $3.77 million; the Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority was awarded $3.72 million; and the Columbiana Metropolitan Housing Authority will receive $1.43 million.

In Pennsylvania, the Lawrence County Housing Authority was awarded $2.5 million, and the Mercer County Housing Authority will receive $130,165.

The grants are part of $3.17 billion in Public Housing Repair funding HUD awarded to 2,756 public housing authorities in all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, to make capital investments to their public housing stock.

“At HUD, our mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality homes for all,” said HUD Acting Secretary Adrianne Todman. “Today’s grant funding is a necessary investment that will not only ensure that the homes offered in public housing fit the needs of its residents, but it will also strengthen neighborhoods for generations to come.”

The grants are provided through HUD’s Capital Fund Program, which offers annual funding to all public housing authorities to build, renovate and/or modernize the public housing in their communities. Housing authorities can use the funding to complete large-scale improvements such as replacing roofs or making energy-efficient upgrades to heating systems and installing water conservation measures.

“Housing authorities throughout Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin will benefit from this award, enabling them to improve the living spaces of residents in the Great Lakes Region,” said Diane Shelley, Great Lakes regional administrator. “HUD remains steadfast in its mission to deliver quality, safe and affordable housing for our residents.”

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Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.