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Hollis Wormsby
(205) 745-4429
For Release
Monday
April 19, 2010

HUD AWARDS $2,346,994 TO PUBLIC HOUSING AGENCIES IN ALABAMA TO PROTECT RENTAL ASSISTANCE VOUCHERS
Added funding will keep approximately 293 families in affordable housing

BIRMINGHAM - U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced today that housing agencies in Alabama will receive $2,346,994 to protect the rental assistance provided to families currently participating in HUD's Housing Choice Voucher Program. These agencies are among nearly 600 that will receive additional funding because they had additional leasing or experienced other unforeseen circumstances in 2009. HUD estimates this funding will keep approximately 293 families in affordable housing throughout the state.

"All across this country, nearly 20,000 families can breathe a sigh of relief," said Donovan. "This additional funding
will help housing agencies to continue providing affordable housing."

The funding announced today is part of a $150 million set-aside from HUD's 2010 budget that will give public
housing agencies additional funding that will help them support existing vouchers. Last February HUD issued
a notice informing public housing agencies that they could apply for this funding under the following four categories:

Category (1): to adjust the allocations for agencies that experienced a significant increase in
renewal costs of rental assistance resulting from unforeseen circumstances or from families moving to higher cost areas

Category (2): for adjustment for agencies with voucher leasing rates at the end of 2009 that exceed the average leasing for federal fiscal year 2009 12-month period used to establish the allocation;

Category (3): for adjustments for the costs associated with Veterans Affairs Supportive
Housing (VASH) vouchers; and

Category (4): for vouchers that were not in use during the Federal fiscal year 12- month period in order to be available to meet a commitment for project-based voucher assistance.

HUD reviewed approximately 1,000 submissions from agencies across the U.S. and awarded funding based on HUD's categories. Housing agencies that applied for funding will receive notifications of application status today. The Housing Choice Voucher Program is HUD's largest rental assistance program, with an $18,184,200,000 budget for 2010. The program supports approximately 2.1 million families through rental assistance payments that make housing more affordable. A list of Alabama Authorities receiving funding is provided below.

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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.

HA

STATE

HA NAME

FUNDING

AL001

AL

HSG AUTH OF BIRMINGHAM DISTRICT

$1,156,605

AL002

AL

MOBILE HOUSING BOARD

$45,737

AL005

AL

HA PHENIX CITY

$0

AL006

AL

H/A CITY OF MONTGOMERY

$298,812

AL008

AL

HA SELMA

$11,003

AL010

AL

FAIRFIELD ALABAMA H/A

$0

AL011

AL

HA FORT PAYNE

$10,421

AL012

AL

HA JASPER

$0

AL047

AL

HA HUNTSVILLE

$20,291

AL048

AL

HA DECATUR

$23,341

AL050

AL

HA AUBURN

$8,538

AL054

AL

FLORENCE H/A

$0

AL055

AL

HA CORDOVA

$0

AL061

AL

HA OPELIKA

$23,307

AL073

AL

HA OZARK

$13,351

AL091

AL

HA ARAB

$0

AL115

AL

HA ENTERPRISE

$37,751

AL124

AL

HA MIDLAND CITY

$0

AL125

AL

HA BESSEMER

$29,458

AL138

AL

HA GORDO

$25,382

AL152

AL

HA NORTHPORT

$0

AL160

AL

HA TUSKEGEE

$15,715

AL169

AL

HA PRICHARD

$418,525

AL171

AL

HA UNIONTOWN

$1,398

AL172

AL

HA TALLASSEE

$0

AL174

AL

HA ALEXANDER CITY

$40,336

AL192

AL

HA SO CENTRAL ALABAMA REGIONAL

$167,023

 

AL Total

 

$2,346,994

 

 
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