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July 8, 2004
BUSH ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES $397,000 TO STIMULATE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING IN SALISBURY
HUD grants targeted to lower income persons and families in need
GREENSBORO - HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson announced that the City of Salisbury will receive $397,000 in HUD funding to stimulate its local economy, produce affordable housing and help the homeless individuals and families.
"This Administration is committed to promoting economic development and job growth, increasing the supply of affordable housing, and helping our most vulnerable neighbors," said Jackson. "These funds will serve as a catalyst
for low-income families trying to cross the threshold into homeownership and reinforces our commitment to
rebuilding entire communities."
The funding announced today includes:
- $397,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds
For the past 30 years, HUD's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program has awarded over $100 billion to state and local governments to target their own community development priorities. CDBG is one of HUD's oldest and most popular programs. The rehabilitation of affordable housing has traditionally been the largest single use of the grants although CDBG is also an important catalyst for job growth and business opportunities. CDBG funds are distributed by formula around the country based on a community's population, income levels, poverty rates and the age of its housing stock.
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 as
well as enforces the nation's fair housing laws. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet and espanol.hud.gov.