HUD No. 02-808MI
(312) 353-6236 ext. 2666
August 8, 2002
BUSH ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES NEARLY $76 MILLION FOR MICHIGAN COMMUNITIES IN HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FUNDS
- The City of Detroit will receive a total of more than $75 million
in federal assistance to stimulate its economy, promote affordable
housing, help the homeless and assist families and individuals with
HIV/AIDS, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Mel Martinez announced
today. In addition, Martinez announced the
Nottawaseppi Huron and the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Bands of Potawatomi Indians will receive nearly $577,000
in funding to support local housing initiatives.
grants do so much good for so many people," Martinez said.
"This money helps communities do the critical work of stimulating
business development and job growth, providing affordable housing
and helping our most
Detroit will receive a total of $75,129,000:
- $52,922,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds;
- $18,498,000 in Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) funds;
- $1,796,000 in Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) funds; and,
- $1,913,000 for Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA).
Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi will receive:
- $420,619 in Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) funds.
Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Potawatomi Indians will receive:
- $156,334 in Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) funds.
First awarded in 1974, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds enable state and local governments to target their own economic development priorities. Although the rehabilitation of affordable housing has traditionally been the largest single use of the grants, the program is also an increasingly important catalyst for economic development activities that expand job and business opportunities for lower income families and neighborhoods.
(Home Investment Partnerships Program) is the largest federal block
grant to state and local governments designed exclusively to create
affordable housing for low-income households. Since 1992, more than
a half million affordable housing units have been acquired, constructed
or rehabilitated and nearly 70,000 tenants have received direct
rental assistance. In addition, more than 200,000 new homebuyers
have received assistance to purchase
their first homes through the HOME program.
Shelter Grants (ESG) help communities meet the basic shelter needs
of homeless individuals and families. Part of HUD's award-winning
Continuum of Care initiative, these grants also provide transitional
housing and a
variety of support services designed to move the homeless away from a life on the street toward permanent
HOPWA grants are distributed based on the number of AIDS cases as reported
to the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention. The grants expand housing opportunities, provide rental assistance, and support services to individuals with HIV/AIDS and their families. In addition, the HOPWA program also helps many communities develop strategic AIDS housing plans and fill in gaps in local systems of care.
Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) program allows tribes or tribally
designated housing entities (TDHEs) to
provide a range of affordable housing activities. The block grant approach to housing for Native Americans was enabled by the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act (NAHASDA) of 1996. This single needs-based grant empowers the Tribe with the responsibility of determining how the funds should be used to
address the needs specific to its communities. Among other things, the funds may be used for housing development, modernization, management services and operating assistance, housing counseling, crime prevention and safety, training and technical assistance.
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.
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 www.hud.gov.
to editors: Communities that choose to receive their block grants
at other times of the year are not included
in today's announcement.