|HUD No. 06-ID-10
(208) 334-1088 ext. 3002
May 4, 2006
HUD ANNOUNCES $418,940 FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT IN IDAHO FALLS
HUD to support a variety of local housing and development programs
BOISE - Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso Jackson today announced that Idaho Falls, Idaho
would receive $418,940 in Community Development Block Grant funds to promote a variety of community
development programs. Since 2004, when Idaho Falls became an Entitlement City, they have received $1,375,483.
"We are proud to see the housing and development progress that Idaho Falls has made since being selected as one
of HUD's Entitlement Cities. They continue to make good use of their funds by targeting and providing effective solutions to their own local community needs. We are pleased to be a partner in these efforts," said Connie Hogland, Director of HUD's Boise Field Office.
Since 1974, HUD's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program has awarded approximately $115 billion to state and local governments to target their own community development priorities. CDBG is one of HUD's oldest and most flexible and popular programs. The rehabilitation of affordable housing and construction of public facilities and improvements have traditionally been the largest uses of the grants, although CDBG is also an important catalyst for job growth and business opportunities. CDBG funds are distributed by formula around the country based on a community's population, poverty, the age of its housing stock, and extent of overcrowded housing.
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