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CUOMO ANNOUNCES $1.3 MILLION IN HUD HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FUNDS FOR JEFFERSON COUNTY, NEW YORK
WASHINGTON - Housing and Urban Development Secretary Andrew Cuomo today announced $1.3 million in HUD grants for housing and community development programs in Jefferson County, New York.
"These funds will go toward community-based solutions to the housing and economic development challenges Jefferson County faces," Cuomo said. "We are funding a comprehensive strategy to create jobs and affordable housing, help homeless individuals become and remain self-sufficient, and increase homeownership."
Under Jefferson's County 1998 Consolidated Plan for funding, which was approved by HUD, Jefferson County will receive $1.3 million under the HOME Investment Partnership program.
Among the housing and community development efforts to be funded by the county this year are: affordable housing and housing rehabilitation activities which are designed to benefit low/moderate income persons.
The Consolidated Planning process, developed by Secretary Cuomo when he served as HUD Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, ensures that local residents have strong input into the creation of comprehensive, community-based housing and economic development plans. The streamlined funding process gives communities maximum local flexibility, while reducing burdensome regulatory requirements. Local HUD staff are empowered to work closely with communities to customize Consolidated Plans and help them realize their housing and economic development goals.
Content Archived: January 20, 2009