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HUD No. 12-RVI-32
Patricia Campbell/Scott Hudman
(817) 978-5974/(713) 718-3107
For Release
Friday
February 10, 2012

HUD AWARDS OKLAHOMA HOUSING AUTHORITIES OVER $14.5 MILLION TO IMPROVE, PRESERVE NATION'S PUBLIC HOUSING STOCK
Congress gives approval to test HUD comprehensive affordable housing preservation program

OKLAHOMA CITY - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan awarded today public housing authorities in Oklahoma $14,538,344 that will be used to make major large-scale improvements to their public housing units. See the city by city funding chart 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 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.

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Oklahoma Capital Fund Grantees and Amounts:

Housing Authority of the City of Oklahoma City $3,441,466
Housing Authority of the City of Comanche $37,565
Housing Authority of the City of Idabel $212,181
Housing Authority of the City of Lawton $321,619
Housing Authority of the City of Broken Bow $151,281
Housing Authority of the City of Heavener $28,325
Housing Authority of the City of Anadarko $90,097
Housing Authority of the City of Drumright $157,668
Housing Authority of the Town of Prague $40,221
Housing Authority of the City of Picher $85,017
Housing Authority of the City of Stigler $33,021
Housing Authority of the City of Elk City $162,761
Housing Authority of the Town of Temple $29,235
Housing Authority of the City of Walters $29,805
Housing Authority of the City of Snyder $56,840
Housing Authority of the City of Coalgate $80,906
Housing Authority of the City of Grandfield $41,737
Housing Authority of the City of Oilton $18,655
Housing Authority of the City of Watonga $48,097
Housing Authority of the City of Ada $250,215
Housing Authority of the Town of Antlers $94,883
Housing Authority of the Town of Cache $36,661
Housing Authority of the City of Miami,oklaho $255,304
Housing Authority of the Town of Weleetka $24,474
Housing Authority of the City of Wilburton $35,367
Housing Authority of the City of Madill $43,434
Housing Authority of the City of Wetumka $58,398
Housing Authority of the City of Seminole $118,218
Housing Authority of the City of Bristow $154,644
Housing Authority of the Town of Apache $32,378
Housing Authority of the Town of Cement $36,509
Housing Authority of the Town of Cyril $21,461
Housing Authority of the Town of Sterling $23,654
Housing Authority of the Town of Mangum $57,806
Housing Authority of the City of Sayre $37,840
Housing Authority of the Town of Ringling $48,591
Housing Authority of the Town of Roosevelt $7,702
Housing Authority of the City of Hugo $244,806
Housing Authority of the Town of Hydro $17,277
Housing Authority of the City of Holdenville $78,680
Housing Authority of the City of Stroud $45,289
Housing Authority of the City of Boley $12,538
Housing Authority of the Town of Indiahoma $7,881
Housing Authority of the City of Guthrie $144,385
Housing Authority of the City of Newkirk $47,079
Housing Authority of the City of Geary $25,904
Housing Authority of the City of Pawnee $35,690
Housing Authority of the Town of Valliant $16,071
Housing Authority of the City of McAlester $321,859
Housing Authority of the City of Commerce $37,142
Housing Authority of the Town of Seiling $13,359
Housing Authority of the City of Wynnewood $28,113
Housing Authority of the Town of Tishomingo $37,932
Housing Authority of the City of Stilwell $85,957
Housing Authority of the City of Haileyville $21,317
Housing Authority of the Town of Clayton $30,973
Housing Authority of the Town of Terral $11,984
Housing Authority of the Town of Tuttle $18,674
Housing Authority of the City of Hartshorne $44,971
Housing Authority of the City of Tulsa $3,102,546
Housing Authority of the City of Beggs $47,636
Housing Authority of the City of Kingston $19,494
Housing Authority of the City of Krebs $39,782
Housing Authority of the City of Waurika $101,157
Housing Authority of the City of Maud $46,825
Housing Authority of the City of Minco $38,373
Housing Authority of the Town of Ryan $61,674
Housing Authority of the Town of Stratford $65,891
Housing Authority of the Town of Wister $34,792
Housing Authority of the Town of Talihina $32,734
Housing Authority of the City of Hobart $80,118
Housing Authority of the Town of Granite $31,334
Housing Authority of the City of Shawnee $519,475
Housing Authority of the City of Wewoka $87,965
Housing Authority of the Town of Cheyenne $22,465
Housing Authority of the City of Muskogee $456,125
Housing Authority of the City of Boswell $19,246
Housing Authority of the City of Waynoka $30,358
Housing Authority of the City of Konawa $37,338
Housing Authority of the City of Langston $78,308
Housing Authority of the Town of Mountain Park $17,641
Housing Authority of the City of Ponca City $191,278
Housing Authority of the Town of Fort Cobb $22,941
Housing Authority of the Town of Tipton $22,005
Housing Authority of the Town of Fort Gibson $65,435
Housing Authority of the City of Afton $24,831
Housing Authority of the City of Yale $29,416
Housing Authority of the City of Keota $19,618
Housing Authority of Osage County $306,517
Housing Authority of the City of Atoka $122,346
Housing Authority of the Kiamichi Electric Coop $147,146
Housing Authority of the Town of Cushing $37,385
Housing Authority of the Caddo Electric Cooperativ $39,391
Housing Authority of the Cookson Hills Electric Co $38,324
Housing Authority of the Choctaw Electric Cooperat $97,184
Housing Authority of the City of Norman $179,678
Housing Authority of the City of Henryetta $52,657
Housing Authority of the City of Stillwater $146,712
Housing Authority of the Town of Lone Wolf $27,402
Housing Authority of the City of Tecumseh $63,421
Housing Authority of the City of Pauls Valley $63,893
Housing Authority of the City of Del City $87,790
Housing Authority of the Town of Mountain View $49,780

The FY2012 Public Housing Capital Funding by state:

State Amount   State Amount
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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