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HUD MIA-09001
Bob Young
(404) 331-5001 ext. 2008
For Release
September 18, 2007

Almost $800,000 awarded in South Florida

MIAMI - U.S. Housing and Urban Development's Secretary Alphonso Jackson today announced $18,440,932 in
Section 202 Demonstration Planning Grant (DPG) funds will be awarded to 75 sponsors that provide supportive
housing for elderly projects. Locally, $788,500 is being awarded: $400,000 to the Archdiocese of Miami and
$388,500 to Miami Beach CDC.

"This funding will help many organizations cope with the complexities of developing these important projects and
allow them to help more elderly people in their communities," said Jackson.

These "predevelopment" funds will assist sponsors of these Section 202 Elderly Housing projects in 31 states. The grants will help them bring their projects from the award of a Section 202 grant to initial closing within the allotted
18 months.

The Section 202 DPG Program will provide upfront funds for such predevelopment activities as architectural and engineering work, site control, and other expenses related to the development of the projects prior to initial closing. Without the grant funding, such costs would not be reimbursable until closing or would have to come from other funding sources.

To be eligible for the grants, the activities must otherwise be eligible for funding under the Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Program. The maximum grant amount per single application is $400,000, however, no more
than $800,000 could be awarded to a single sponsor or its affiliated organizations.

Subsequent to providing predevelopment grant funding to the selected applicants, the Department will assess the impact of the availability of such funding on the ability of sponsors to expedite the development processing of
Section 202 projects.


HUD is the nation's housing agency committed to increasing homeownership, particularly among minorities;
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
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