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Housing Authorities Awarded Nearly $6M in Grants

May 24, 2018

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority and Trumbull Metropolitan Housing Authority will receive nearly $6 million in Public Housing Capital Fund grants, U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan announced Wednesday.

YMHA will receive $3.16 million and TMHA will get $2.83 million, according to Ryan’s office. The grants are part of $17.4 million in housing grants awarded to four authorities in the 13th congressional district.

“These types of investments are critical to ensuring every person has an affordable and livable place to come home to at the end of the day,” Ryan, D-13 Ohio, said. “These funds will help our community provide safe, quality housing for all our neighbors and provide the necessary resources for our Housing Authorities to best serve Ohioans.”

The Public Housing Capital Fund provides for the management of the nation’s public housing.

Ohio housing authorities received grants totaling $103.42 million of the $2.65 billion awarded nationwide by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Elsewhere in Ryan’s district, Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority received $10.80 million and Portage Metropolitan Housing Authority got $643,860.

“In Ohio, the Capital Fund Program will help ensure that families and seniors are residing in public housing that is decent, safe and in good repair to build a better life,” Joseph P. Galvan, HUD Midwest regional administrator, said in a separate news release. “It is part of HUD’s mission to protect consumers and meet the need for quality affordable homes for all and help provide a springboard to opportunity.”

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.