HUD Archives: News Releases

HUD No. 12-10
Adam Glantz
(212) 264-1100
For Release
February 10, 2012

Syracuse, Buffalo, Rochester, Albany, Yonkers, Poughkeepsie, Hempstead, Kingston among Grantees

NEW YORK - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today awarded 84 public housing authorities across New York State $321,476,119 to make major large-scale improvements to their public housing units. The grants are part of nearly$1.8 billion HUD awarded to housing authorities nationwide. A listing of New York grantees is below.

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 the private sector that choose 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 FY2012 Public Housing Capital Funding to New York State Housing Authorities:

PHA Name Total Award Amount
Syracuse Housing Authority $2,807,103
Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority $8,495,978
The Municipal Hsng Authority City Yonkers $3,822,021
New York City Housing Authority $273,241,760
Utica Housing Authority $1,642,430
Tuckahoe Housing Authority $148,879
Albany Housing Authority $1,891,892
Watertown Housing Authority $864,264
Niagara Falls Housing Authority $1,238,358
Troy Housing Authority $1,786,852
Tarrytown Municipal Housing Authority $175,226
Port Chester Housing Authority $434,740
Mechanicville Housing Authority $167,725
Binghamton Housing Authority $794,892
Jamestown Housing Authority $195,827
Plattsburgh Housing Authority $729,667
Herkimer Housing Authority $169,308
Saratoga Springs Housing Authority $389,819
Cortland Housing Authority $415,502
Cohoes Housing Authority $391,811
Freeport Housing Authority $385,930
Watervliet Housing Authority $393,650
North Tarrytown Housing Authority $88,697
Schenectady Municipal Housing Authority $1,356,103
Lackawanna Municipal Housing Authority $810,326
Elmira Housing Authority $540,316
Massena Housing Authority $302,711
Catskill Housing Authority $94,719
Rensselaer Housing Authority $170,845
Rome Housing Authority $307,592
Town of Huntington Housing Authority $94,169
Mount Kisco Housing Authority $79,531
Ogdensburg Housing Authority $428,306
Rochester Housing Authority $3,703,425
White Plains Housing Authority $1,021,004
Geneva Housing Authority $222,671
Kingston Housing Authority $168,787
Town of Hempstead Housing Authority $1,245,675
Gloversville Housing Authority $341,929
The City of Beacon Housing Authority $222,286
Housing Authority of Long Beach $497,180
Housing Authority of Newburgh $134,292
Batavia Housing Authority $186,395
Ithaca Housing Authority $381,198
Town of Oyster Bay Housing Authority $840,165
Village of Spring Valley Housing Authority $165,136
Greenburgh Housing Authority $126,660
Wilna Housing Authority $113,217
Ilion Housing Authority $171,787
Amsterdam Housing Authority $316,764
Hudson Housing Authority $168,151
Poughkeepsie Housing Authority $522,080
Dunkirk Housing Authority $238,467
Woodridge Housing Authority $49,976
Norwich Housing Authority $112,487
Auburn Housing Authority $56,799
Hornell Housing Authority $169,492
Oneonta Housing Authority $117,258
Glen Cove Public Housing Authority $332,531
Lockport Housing Authority $444,528
Monticello Housing Authority $117,916
Town of Islip Housing Authority $349,145
Glens Falls Housing Authority $256,979
Malone Housing Authority $209,028
Tupper Lake Housing Authority $115,611
Peekskill Housing Authority $367,621
Town of Ramapo Housing Authority $169,043
Village of Hempstead HA $442,398
North Hempstead Housing Authority $147,577
Harrietstown Housing Authority $131,327
New Rochelle Housing Authority $619,482
Newark Housing Authority $188,668
Olean Housing Authority $423,476
Canton Housing Authority $203,727
St. Johnsville Housing Authority $47,821
Port Jervis Housing Authority $77,017
Rockville Centre HA $38,969
Oneida Housing Authority $146,218
Ellenville Housing Authority $72,683
Village of Great Neck Housing Authority $63,153
Village of Kiryas Joel HA $96,304
Kenmore Municipal Housing Authority $175,418
West Carthage Housing Authority $59,066
Hoosick Housing Authority $30,183


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