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HUD Region V No. 12-020
Laura J. Feldman
(312) 913-8332
For Release
February 10, 2012

Congress gives approval to test HUD comprehensive affordable housing preservation program

CHICAGO - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan awarded today public housing authorities in Minnesota more than $28 million that will be used to make major large-scale improvements to their public housing units. See below for Minnesota agencies and fund amounts, all public housing authorities and total funds by state.

Today's grants are provided through HUD's Capital Fund Program, which provides annual funding to all public housing authorities to build, repair, renovate and/or modernize the public housing in their communities. This funding can be used to make large-scale improvements such as new roofs and to make energy-efficient upgrades to replace old plumbing and electrical systems.

"This funding will help housing authorities address long-standing capital improvements, but it only scratches the surface in addressing the deep backlog we're seeing across the country," said Donovan. "Today, we are closer to helping housing authorities and our private sector partners undertake their capital needs over the long haul. With the passage of HUD's 2012 budget, Congress gave HUD the go-ahead for a new, comprehensive and critical demonstration tool that we believe will help preserve and enhance America's affordable housing, including public housing."

"These grants are essential in helping the housing authorities in Minnesota preserve public housing in the best shape possible," said Antonio R. Riley, HUD's Midwest Regional Administrator.

In November 2011, Congress gave HUD the approval to test a comprehensive tool to preserve public housing and other HUD-assistant housing. Congress authorized HUD to begin a Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) as part of the Obama Administration's comprehensive strategy to keep these public and other HUD affordable homes on firm financial footing. Public housing authorities need nearly $26 billion to keep these homes safe and decent for families. But given our budget realities, HUD proposed this innovative way to confront the decline of the nation's public and affordable housing stock.

In FY 2012, RAD will enable public housing authorities and owners to continue to make standard life-cycle improvements to their inventory and modernize or replace obsolete units to stem the loss of stock from private sector partners choosing to opt-out of affordable housing programs. The demonstration will bring more than 60,000 properties into a reliable, long term, project-based rental assistance contract - and allow public housing authorities to raise more than $6.1 billion in private financing to reduce the large backlog of capital repair needs and in the process, support significant job creation in communities across the country.

Sandra B. Henriquez, HUD Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing, added, "We see Congress' decision to allow this demonstration to begin as a victory, not only for HUD, but for countless communities that desperately want to improve their public housing and other affordable housing, as well as a victory for families who need quality housing they can afford and who want more options on where they might choose to live."

Last year, HUD released Capital Needs in the Public Housing Program, a study that updated the national estimate of capital needs in the public housing stock in the U.S. The study found the nation's 1.2 million public housing units are facing an estimated $25.6 billion in much-needed large scale repairs. Unlike routine maintenance, capital needs are the large-scale improvements required to make the housing decent and economically sustainable, such as replacing roofs or updating plumbing and electrical systems to increase energy efficiency. This study updates a 1998 analysis and includes costs to address overdue repairs, accessibility improvements for disabled residents, lead abatement, and water and energy conservation that would make the homes more cost effective and energy efficient.

Over the last 75 years, the federal government has invested billions in the development and maintenance of public and multifamily housing - including providing critical support through HUD's Capital Fund, the grants announced today. Still, the nation continues to lose thousands of public housing units annually, primarily due to disrepair. To protect the considerable federal investment and respond to the growing demand for affordable rental housing, the Obama Administration proposed RAD. The details of the demonstration's timeline and application are being prepared and HUD expects to issue a notice for public comment in the coming months.

The following housing authorities in Minnesota will receive this funding:

Public Housing Agency of the City of Saint Paul $6,010,340
Minneapolis PHA In And for the City of Minneapolis $10,631,469
HRA of Duluth, Minnesota $1,419,253
The HRA of Hibbing, Minnesota $370,483
HRA of Chisholm, Minnesota $104,703
HRA of Winona, Minnesota $444,615
HRA of Virginia, Minnesota $307,882
HRA of Fergus Falls, Minnesota $72,282
HRA of Bemidji, Minnesota $119,225
HRA of the City of South St Paul, Minnesota $362,417
HRA of Eveleth, Minnesota $38,020
HRA of Benson, Minnesota $98,436
Moorhead Public Housing Agency $210,789
HRA of Wadena, Minnesota $52,009
North Mankato Housing And Redevelopment Autho $63,115
HRA of Perham, Minnesota $30,884
Crookston Housing and Economic Development Authority $52,464
HRA of the City of Blue Earth, Minnesota $42,221
HRA of International Falls, Minnesota $74,964
HRA of Two Harbors, Minnesota $50,655
HRA of Walker, Minnesota $26,820
HRA of Montevideo, Minnesota $59,840
Thief River Falls Housing & Redevelopment Aut $75,733
HRA of Sauk Centre, Minnesota $33,819
HRA of Madison, Minnesota $38,192
HRA of Morris, Minnesota $53,284
HRA of St. James, Minnesota $70,712
HRA In And for the City of Brainerd, Minnesota $185,616
HRA of Montgomery, Minnesota $60,017
HRA of Worthington, Minnesota $142,479
HRA of Alexandria, Minnesota $117,736
HRA of Redwood Falls, Minnesota $56,273
HRA of Aitkin County, Minnesota $139,712
HRA of St. Cloud, Minnesota $356,436
HRA of Le Sueur, Minnesota $41,410
HRA of Tracy, Minnesota $57,491
Public Housing Commission of the City of Marshall $171,340
HRA of Little Falls, Minnesota $85,085
HRA of Park Rapids, Minnesota $54,044
HRA of Forest Lake, Minnesota $33,524
HRA of St. Peter, Minnesota $54,338
HRA of Bagley, Minnesota $31,583
HRA of Luverne, Minnesota $68,269
HRA of Pipestone, Minnesota $104,294
HRA In And for the City of Willmar, Minnesota $212,151
HRA of Braham, Minnesota $26,820
HRA of Ely, Minnesota $108,179
HRA of Fairmont, Minnesota $111,338
HRA of Carlton, Minnesota $16,762
HRA of Glenwood, Minnesota $23,381
HRA of Grand Rapids, Minnesota $82,916
HRA of Mountain Lake, Minnesota $39,536
HRA of Pine City, Minnesota $28,496
HRA of Sleepy Eye, Minnesota $36,523
HRA of Warroad, Minnesota $17,651
HRA of City of Delano, Minnesota $25,143
Mankato EDA $259,684
HRA of Princeton, Minnesota $33,812
HRA of City of Melrose, Minnesota $25,143
Cambridge Economic Development Authority $37,715
HRA of Barnesville, Minnesota $25,143
HRA of Clarkfield, Minnesota $32,481
HRA of Litchfield, Minnesota $51,420
HRA of Red Lake Falls, Minnesota $22,280
Breckenridge HRA of Breckenridge, Minnesota $85,878
HRA of Cloquet, Minnesota $71,425
HRA of the City of Mound, Minnesota $39,243
HRA of Staples $51,420
HRA of Warren, Minnesota $75,282
HRA In And for the City of Albert Lea, Minnesota $175,189
HRA of Hopkins, Minnesota $62,869
HRA of Windom, Minnesota $86,544
HRA of Crosby, Minnesota $54,213
HRA of Henning, Minnesota $16,861
Housing & Redevelopment Authority of Austin $416,393
HRA of Village of Greenbush, Minnesota $17,976
HRA of Waseca, Minnesota $48,132
HRA of Long Prairie, Minnesota $33,819
HRA of Jackson, Minnesota $83,143
HRA of Red Wing, Minnesota $121,066
HRA of Moose Lake, Minnesota $31,992
HRA of Pine River, Minnesota $41,194
HRA of Pequot Lakes, Minnesota $20,409
HRA of Cook, Minnesota $51,426
HRA of New Richland, Minnesota $23,656
HRA of Cottonwood, Minnesota $45,808
HRA of Cass Lake, Minnesota $54,803
HRA of Mora, Minnesota $36,334
HRA of Lindstrom, Minnesota $25,438
HRA of Hutchinson, Minnesota $89,506
HRA of Columbia Heights $84,944
HRA of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota $102,795
HRA of Lake Benton, Minnesota $26,342
HRA of Baudette, Minnesota $28,250
HRA of Gilbert, Minnesota $41,363
New Ulm EDA $53,546
Housing Authority of St Louis Park, Minnesota $163,889
Dakota County CDA $516,593
Olmsted County HRA $132,364
HRA In And for the City of Bloomington $37,129
Itasca County HRA $41,794
Housing & Redevelopment Authority of Faribault $64,798
NW MN Multi-County HRA $101,173
Renville County HRA $25,254
Clay County HRA $32,695
Blue Earth County EDA $103,001
Grant County HRA $90,741
Stearns County HRA $26,560
Big Stone County HRA $65,132
Otter Tail County HRA $19,450
Meeker County HRA $27,172
Todd County HRA $15,380
Housing & Redevelopment Authority of Lincoln $23,968
Scott County HRA $177,361
Cass County HRA $12,370
Becker County HRA $34,297
Mower County HRA $27,751
Douglas County HRA $33,069
Southeast MN Multi-County HRA $107,128
Housing & Redevelopment Authority of Dodge Center $32,328
Housing & Redevelopment Authority of Janesville $32,876
Carver County HRA $75,314
Washington County HRA $58,640

The FY2012 Public Housing Capital Funding by state:

State Amount   State Amount
Alabama $54,411,568   Nevada $5,253,929
Alaska $2,215,118   New Hampshire $4,805,462
Arizona $7,516,272   New Jersey $61,937,486
Arkansas $17,504,267   New Mexico $5,567,987
California $72,252,584   New York $321,476,119
Colorado $10,307,643   North Carolina $48,137,960
Connecticut $20,964,829   North Dakota $2,073,197
Delaware $3,986,200   Ohio $77,937,803
Florida $49,658,600   Oklahoma $14,538,344
Georgia $64,067,418   Oregon $8,533,410
Hawaii $9,454,397   Pennsylvania $120,206,473
Idaho $887,959   Rhode Island $12,081,706
Illinois $128,103,330   South Carolina $20,297,831
Indiana $21,570,606   South Dakota $1,653,882
Iowa $4,672,512   Tennessee $50,216,600
Kansas $9,880,896   Texas $72,552,552
Kentucky $31,838,124   Utah $2,394,123
Louisiana $43,544,357   Vermont $1,948,080
Maine $5,056,956   Virginia $28,687,138
Maryland $26,848,339   Washington $26,602,619
Massachusetts $52,240,068   West Virginia $7,978,504
Michigan $31,099,543   Wisconsin $15,089,333
Minnesota $28,166,333   Wyoming $821,802
Mississippi $20,313,957   District of Columbia $14,193,015
Missouri $27,595,445   Guam $1,174,617
Montana $2,574,655   Puerto Rico $105,751,592
Nebraska $8,023,289   US Virgin Islands $5,389,187
    TOTAL: $1,792,056,016


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