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HUD Region V No. 13-60
Laura J. Feldman
(312) 913-8332
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For Release
Thursday
August 8, 2013

HUD AWARDS MINNESOTA HOUSING AUTHORITIES MORE THAN $27 MILLION TO IMPROVE, PRESERVE NATION'S PUBLIC HOUSING STOCK
Housing authorities across the U.S., territories use funding to maintain housing for families, seniors

CHICAGO - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today awarded public housing authorities in Minnesota more than $27 million for major large-scale improvements to their public housing units. See chart below for list of housing authorities in Minnesota who will receive this funding.

The grants announced today are part of HUD's Capital Fund Program, which provides funding annually to all public housing authorities to build, repair, renovate and/or modernize the public housing in their communities. The authorities use the funding to do large-scale improvements to the housing such as new roofs or to make energy-efficient upgrades to replace old plumbing and electrical systems.

"This funding is critical for housing authorities to maintain and improve public housing conditions for their residents," said Donovan. "However, with a significant repair backlog, I am encouraged by new, innovative long-term solutions HUD is exploring that can be combined with this funding to not only protect and preserve this housing for the next generation, but to also build the quality infrastructure necessary for families to thrive."

"Housing authorities in Minnesota count on this funding to maintain and improve their public housing for many families, especially the most vulnerable – our seniors," said Antonio R. Riley, HUD’s Midwest Regional Administrator. "HUD is currently taking bold steps to preserve this affordable housing."

Capital Fund grants are awarded each year to the nation's approximately 3,100 public housing agencies through a formula that considers number, type and age of units in a community. Eligible uses for this funding include development, financing and modernization of the public housing units as well as management improvements at the public housing authority.

Over the past 75 years, the federal government has been working and investing billions of dollars in developing and maintaining public and multifamily housing - including providing critical support through the Capital Fund grants announced today. Still, the nation continues to lose approximately 10,000 public housing units annually, primarily due to disrepair. In 2011, HUD released Capital Needs in the Public Housing Program, a study that estimated the capital needs in the public housing stock. The study found the nation's 1.2 million public housing units are facing an estimated $25.6 billion in large-scale repairs. Unlike routine maintenance, capital needs are extensive improvements required to make the housing decent and economically sustainable, such as replacing roofs or updating plumbing and electrical systems to increase energy efficiency.

To help protect the considerable federal investment and respond to the growing demand for affordable rental housing, the Obama Administration proposed the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), a comprehensive strategy that complements the Capital Fund Program and offers a long-term solution to preserve and enhance the country's affordable housing stock, including leveraging public and private funding to make critically needed improvements.

Since Congress approved the demonstration, early results show it is already generating additional capital for public and assisted housing. After opening RAD application periods last summer, HUD has approved or given initial approval to nearly 20,000 public and assisted housing units in 180 different projects across the country. Through these awards, housing authorities have proposed to generate close to $816 million in private debt and equity investments to reduce the capital backlog in public housing properties, which will preserve or replace distressed units and support local jobs in their communities - all without additional federal resources.

HUD also recently issued new RAD guidance that expands the program's flexibility that will benefit current and future applicants and participants.

Public Housing Authority

2013 Capital Funding

BECKER County Economic Development Authority $32,954
BIG STONE County  HRA $58,491
BLUE EARTH County EDA $77,850
BRECKENRIDGE HRA of BRECKENRIDGE, Minnesota $80,600
Cambridge Economic Development Authority $36,371
CARVER County HRA $72,364
CASS County HRA $11,886
CLAY County HRA $31,414
CROOKSTON Housing AND EDA $49,656
DAKOTA County CDA $495,118
DOUGLAS County HRA $31,774
GRANT County HRA $82,034
Housing & Redevelopment Authority of Austin $420,090
Housing & Redevelopment Authority of Dodge Center $30,409
Housing & Redevelopment Authority of Faribault $62,259
Housing & Redevelopment Authority of Janesville $33,347
Housing & Redevelopment Authority of Lincoln $22,536
Housing Authority of ST LOUIS PARK, Minnesota $158,049
HRA in and for the City of ALBERT LEA, Minnesota $153,981
HRA in and for the City of BRAINERD, Minnesota $182,129
HRA in and for the City of WILLMAR, Minnesota $193,112
HRA of AITKIN County, Minnesota $148,427
HRA of ALEXANDRIA, Minnesota $113,822
HRA of BAGLEY, Minnesota $27,711
HRA of BARNESVILLE, Minnesota $24,247
HRA of BAUDETTE, Minnesota $27,244
HRA of BEMIDJI, Minnesota $116,353
HRA of BENSON, Minnesota $87,104
HRA of BRAHAM, Minnesota $25,864
HRA of CARLTON, Minnesota $16,165
HRA of CASS LAKE, Minnesota $51,954
HRA of CHISHOLM, Minnesota $100,601
HRA of City of DELANO, Minnesota $24,247
HRA of City of MELROSE, Minnesota $24,247
HRA of CLARKFIELD, Minnesota $28,362
HRA of CLOQUET, Minnesota $63,782
HRA of COLUMBIA HEIGHTS $81,917
HRA of COOK, Minnesota $49,412
HRA of COTTONWOOD, Minnesota $40,087
HRA of CROSBY, Minnesota $56,220
HRA of DETROIT LAKES, Minnesota $96,610
HRA of DULUTH, Minnesota $1,510,119
HRA of ELY, Minnesota $104,324
HRA of EVELETH, Minnesota $36,531
HRA of FAIRMONT, Minnesota $107,371
HRA of FERGUS FALLS, Minnesota $68,547
HRA of GILBERT, Minnesota $39,888
HRA of GLENWOOD, Minnesota $24,247
HRA of GRAND RAPIDS, Minnesota $79,961
HRA of HENNING, Minnesota $15,241
HRA of HOPKINS, Minnesota $65,198
HRA of HUTCHINSON, Minnesota $84,558
HRA of INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minnesota $70,931
HRA of JACKSON, Minnesota $73,244
HRA of LAKE BENTON, Minnesota $23,027
HRA of LE SUEUR, Minnesota $39,934
HRA of LINDSTROM, Minnesota $22,729
HRA of LITCHFIELD, Minnesota $49,587
HRA of LITTLE FALLS, Minnesota $75,412
HRA of LONG PRAIRIE, Minnesota $32,614
HRA of LUVERNE, Minnesota $59,225
HRA of MADISON, Minnesota $33,355
HRA of MONTEVIDEO, Minnesota $51,207
HRA of MONTGOMERY, Minnesota $57,878
HRA of MOOSE LAKE, Minnesota $30,217
HRA of MORA, Minnesota $32,464
HRA of MORRIS, Minnesota $49,969
HRA of MOUNTAIN LAKE, Minnesota $37,232
HRA of NEW RICHLAND, Minnesota $22,729
HRA of PARK RAPIDS, Minnesota $51,174
HRA of PEQUOT LAKES, Minnesota $18,236
HRA of PERHAM, Minnesota $31,294
HRA of PINE City, Minnesota $25,461
HRA of PINE RIVER, Minnesota $39,726
HRA of PIPESTONE, Minnesota $107,425
HRA of PRINCETON, Minnesota $32,607
HRA of RED LAKE FALLS, Minnesota $21,106
HRA of RED WING, Minnesota $113,408
HRA of REDWOOD FALLS, Minnesota $48,946
HRA of SAUK CENTRE, Minnesota $32,614
HRA of SLEEPY EYE, Minnesota $36,894
HRA of ST. CLOUD, Minnesota $341,843
HRA of ST. JAMES, Minnesota $67,182
HRA of ST. PETER, Minnesota $47,411
HRA of STAPLES $49,587
HRA of the City of BLUE EARTH, Minnesota $40,438
HRA of the City of MOUND, Minnesota $37,706
HRA of the City of SOUTH ST PAUL, Minnesota $349,501
HRA of TRACY, Minnesota $54,122
HRA of TWO HARBORS, Minnesota $44,452
HRA Of VILLAGE of GREENBUSH, Minnesota $16,962
HRA of VIRGINIA, Minnesota $313,057
HRA of WADENA, Minnesota $50,156
HRA of WALKER, Minnesota $23,963
HRA of WARREN, Minnesota $66,946
HRA of WARROAD, Minnesota $17,973
HRA of WASECA, Minnesota $45,240
HRA of WINDOM, Minnesota $76,688
HRA of WINONA, Minnesota $397,263
HRA of WORTHINGTON, Minnesota $139,032
ITASCA County HRA $39,508
MANKATO EDA $206,533
MEEKER County HRA $23,849
MOORHEAD Public Housing Agency $213,683
MOWER County HRA $24,303
NEW ULM EDA $50,566
North Mankato Housing and Redevelopment Authority $60,095
NW MN MULTI-County HRA $112,579
OLMSTED County HRA $127,179
OTTER TAIL County HRA $18,757
PHA in and for the City of Minneapolis $10,331,899
Public Housing Agency of the City of St Paul $6,074,859
Public Housing COMMISSION of the City of MARSHALL $154,436
RENVILLE County HRA $23,835
SCOTT County Community Development Agency $169,978
SOUTHEAST MN Multi-County HRA $112,191
STEARNS County HRA $25,519
THE HRA of HIBBING, Minnesota $317,219
THIEF RIVER FALLS Housing & Redevelopment Authority $71,750
TODD County HRA $14,833
WASHINGTON County HRA $55,890
Minnesota Total $27,386,413

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