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CUOMO ANNOUNCES $508,000 IN HUD HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FUNDS FOR FLORENCE, SOUTH CAROLINA
WASHINGTON - Housing and Urban Development Secretary Andrew Cuomo today announced $508,000 in HUD grants for housing and community development programs in Florence, South Carolina.
"These funds will go toward community-based solutions to the housing and economic development challenges Florence faces," Cuomo said. "We are funding a comprehensive strategy to create jobs and affordable housing, and help homeless people become self-sufficient."
Under Florence's 1998 Consolidated Plan, which was approved by HUD, the city will receive $508,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds.
Among the housing and community development efforts to be funded by the city this year are: street resurfacing and drainage improvements; emergency rehabilitation for homeowners; Levy Park capital improvements; and continued funding for the Pee Dee Community Action Agency, the Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Assault, and the Boys and Girls Club of the Pee Dee area.
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 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.
Content Archived: January 20, 2009