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October 6, 2009
HUD ANNOUNCES $748,243 THOUSAND FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT IN STEUBENVILLE, OHIO
OCTOBER 6 - U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced that Steubenville, Ohio will receive more than $748,243 thousand to support community development and produce more affordable housing.
"This funding represents HUD's continuing investment in helping our local partners improve their communities," said Donovan. "If we hope to lay the groundwork for sustainable growth and prosperity in the future, it's critical that we help state and local communities to make the needed improvements and to produce more affordable housing."
The funding announced today includes:
$748,243 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds
Since 1974, HUD's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program has
provided approximately $124 billion to state and local governments to target their own community development priorities. The rehabilitation of affordable
housing and the improvement of public facilities have traditionally been the largest uses of CDBG although the
program is also an important catalyst for job growth and business opportunities. Annual CDBG funds are distributed
to communities according to a statutory formula based on a community's population, poverty, and age of its housing stock, and extent of overcrowded housing.
HUD is the nation's housing agency committed to sustaining homeownership; creating affordable housing opportunities for low-income Americans; and supporting the homeless, elderly, people with disabilities and people living with AIDS. The Department also promotes economic and community development and enforces the nation's fair housing laws. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet at www.hud.gov and espanol.hud.gov.