HUD Archives: News Releases

HUD No. 10-08-12
Rhonda Siciliano
(617) 994-8355
For Release
August 12, 2010


BOSTON - U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced that New Hampshire
will receive more than $700,000 to support community development and affordable housing.

"This funding provides the building blocks needed to improve communities," said Richard A. Walega, HUD New England Regional Administrator. "Now, more than ever, these grants promote neighborhood development, produce affordable housing, and help extremely low-income persons find their place in their communities."

The funding announced today includes:

  • $ 381,742 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for Dover, NH and
  • $ 330,986 in CDBG funds for Rochester, NH.
    $712,728 NH TOTAL

Since 1974, HUD's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program has provided approximately $132 billion to state and local governments to target their own community development priorities. The rehabilitation of affordable housing and the improvement of public facilities have traditionally been the largest uses of CDBG although the
program is also an important catalyst for job growth and business opportunities. Annual CDBG funds are distributed
to communities according to a statutory formula based on a community's population, poverty, and age of its housing stock, and extent of overcrowded housing.


HUD's mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes: utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination; and transform the way HUD does business. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet at and


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