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HUD No. 02-10-12
Joseph J. Phillips
(678) 732-2943
For Release
February 10, 2012

Congress gives approval to test HUD comprehensive affordable housing preservation program

ATLANTA - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan awarded today public housing authorities in North Carolina $48,137,960 that will be used to make major large-scale improvements to their public housing units.

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."

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 North Carolina will receive this funding.

Housing Authority of the City of Wilmington $1,992,017
Housing Authority of the City of Raleigh $2,228,888
Housing Authority of the City of Charlotte $4,309,502
Housing Authority of the City of Kinston $1,021,635
Housing Authority of the City of New Bern $694,100
Housing Authority of the City of High Point $1,460,075
Housing Authority of the City of Asheville $2,020,815
Housing Authority of the City of Concord $198,702
Fayetteville Metropolitan Housing Authority $1,109,597
Eastern Carolina Regional Housing Authority $989,300
Housing Authority of the City of Greensboro $3,096,589
Housing Authority of the City of Winston-Salem $2,221,581
The Housing Authority of the City of Durham $2,656,983
Housing Authority of the City of Lumberton $989,817
Housing Authority of the City of Goldsboro $1,632,857
Housing Authority of the City of Salisbury $709,297
Redevelopment Commission of the Town of Tarboro $229,305
Housing Authority of the Town of Laurinburg $673,668
Rocky Mount Housing Authority $974,329
Housing Authority of the City of Wilson $972,407
Housing Authority of the County of Wake $434,424
Housing Authority of the City of Greenville $935,568
Housing Authority of the Town of Mount Airy $410,140
Mooresville Housing Authority $140,014
Rockingham Housing Authority $266,853
Elizabeth City Housing Authority $416,158
Hendersonville Housing Authority $494,450
Benson Housing Authority $238,736
Star Housing Authority $30,819
Housing Programs of the Town of Murphy $90,258
Hertford Housing Authority $97,820
Washington Housing Authority $477,488
Spruce Pine Housing Authority $108,545
City of Shelby, Department of Housing $213,624
Sanford Housing Authority $570,529
Selma Housing Authority $188,436
Whiteville Housing Authority $69,125
Lexington Housing Authority $344,690
Smithfield Housing Authority $231,692
Troy Housing Authority $102,199
Mount Gilead Housing Authority $36,626
Hot Springs Housing Authority $66,725
Town of Chapel Hill Department of Housing $448,270
Fairmont Housing Authority $63,520
Maxton Housing Authority $118,707
Morganton Housing Authority $341,246
Wadesboro Housing Authority $222,196
Andrews Housing Authority $59,643
Southern Pines Housing Authority $130,655
Hamlet Housing Authority $281,892
Madison Housing Authority $58,791
Valdese Housing Authority $141,705
City of Hickory Public Housing Authority $402,164
Gastonia Housing Authority $547,644
Mars Hill Housing Authority $51,485
The Graham Housing Authority $210,913
Roxboro Housing Authority $260,698
Housing Authority of the Town of Beaufort $119,824
Waynesville Housing Authority $127,515
The New Randleman Housing Authority $93,596
Kings Mountain Housing Authority $304,343
Monroe Housing Authority $239,942
Burlington Housing Authority $518,913
Robersonville Housing Authority $125,873
The New Edenton Housing Authority $124,835
North Wilkesboro Dept. of Housing & Comm. Dev. $269,269
Lincolnton Housing Authority $314,539
Thomasville Housing Authority $319,907
Statesville Housing Authority $714,485
Oxford Housing Authority $392,398
Lenoir Housing Authority $177,087
City of Albemarle Department of Public Housing $264,556
Farmville Housing Authority $193,765
Williamston Housing Authority $180,398
Plymouth Housing Authority $228,086
Dunn Housing Authority $190,765
Marshall Housing Authority $52,684
Asheboro Housing Authority $245,219
Ayden Housing Authority $199,482
Robeson County, Department of Housing $390,036
Ahoskie Housing Authority $135,727
Mid-East Regional Housing Authority $191,011
Belmont Housing Authority $65,028
Bladenboro Housing Authority $101,898
Brevard Housing Authority $198,507
Clarkton Housing Authority $70,440
Elizabethtown Housing Authority $33,153
Forest City Housing Authority $195,440
The New Reidsville Housing Authority $125,874
Rowan County Housing Authority $242,237
Mount Olive Housing Authority $27,381
Pembroke Housing Authority $334,269
Roanoke Rapids Housing Authority $273,983
Roanoke-Chowan Regional Housing Authority $503,808
City of Mount Holly, Dept. of Housing $56,150
Northwestern Regional Housing Authority $107,077
Princeville Housing Authority $55,702
Vance County Housing Authority $97,875
Madison County Housing Authority $48,971

The FY2012 Public Housing Capital Funding by state:

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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