|HUD No. 03-1003
(305) 565-678 ext. 2254
October 9, 2003
HUD DELIVERS $1.8 MILLION IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FUNDS FOR DAVIE AND CORAL SPRINGS, FLORIDA
HUD grants invest in people and places in need
MIAMI - The Cities of Davie and Coral Springs will receive $1,878,000 in federal assistance
through the Department
of Housing and Urban Development to stimulate local economies. In making today's announcement, HUD's Regional Director Brian Noyes said the funding signals HUD's commitment to helping local communities design their own plan
to help lower income families.
"The funding we announce today is an investment
in Davie's and Coral Spring's future - promoting economic development and job
growth, increasing the supply of affordable housing and helping our most vulnerable
neighbors," said Noyes. "These resources are evidence of HUD's continuing commitment
to provide communities with the
resources they need to meet the particular needs of their residents."
The funding announced today includes:
- $776,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for Davie;
- $1,102,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for Coral Springs.
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program enables state and local governments
to target their
own economic development priorities. The rehabilitation of affordable housing has traditionally been the largest
single use of the grants although CDBG is also an important catalyst for job growth and business opportunities for lower income families and neighborhoods.
HUD's block grant programs are distributed by formula around the country based on criteria including population, income levels, poverty rates and age of housing stock.
HUD is the nation's housing agency
committed to increasing homeownership, particularly among minorities, creating
affordable housing opportunities for low-income Americans, supporting the homeless,
elderly, people with disabilities and people living with AIDS. The Department
also promotes economic and community development as well as
enforces the nation's fair housing laws. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet at Internet.