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HUD No. 98-268
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Or contact your local HUD officeJuly 2, 1998


WASHINGTON - Housing and Urban Development Secretary Andrew Cuomo today announced $925,000 in HUD grants for housing and community development programs in Everett, WA.

"These funds will go toward community-based solutions to the housing and economic development challenges Everett faces," Cuomo said. "We are funding a comprehensive strategy to create jobs and affordable housing, help homeless individuals become and remain self-sufficient, and increase homeownership."

Under Everett's 1998 Consolidated Plan for funding, which was approved by HUD, the City will receive $925,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds.

Among the more than 20 specific housing and community development efforts to be funded by the City this year are: housing rehabilitation loans for low-income homeowners; minor home repairs for elderly and disabled homeowners; weatherization services; new construction and improvements for a youth and community center; neighborhood improvements; and homeless and transitional housing assistance.

The Consolidated Planning process, developed by Cuomo when he served as HUD Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, ensures that local residents have strong input into the creation of comprehensive, community-based housing and economic development plans. The streamlined funding process gives communities maximum local flexibility, while reducing burdensome regulatory requirements. Local HUD staff are empowered to work closely with communities to customize Consolidated Plans and help them realize their housing and economic development goals.

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