HUD Archives: News Releases

HUD No. 18-122
HUD Public Affairs
(202) 708-0685
For Release
October 19, 2018

Housing Authorities in Puerto Rico, Texas, California and Florida receive funding to help with rising rents in areas where housing is scarce

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is awarding an additional $50 million in voucher funding to 26 public housing agencies (PHAs) in Puerto Rico, Texas, California, and Florida that were severely impacted by major natural disasters in 2017. The supplemental funding will help PHAs support existing and new families in the Housing Choice Voucher program who live in or around disaster areas.

"Public housing authorities play a tremendous role in assisting families and communities impacted by disasters," said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. "This increase in voucher funding allows housing authorities to serve more families who are still in unstable living conditions as a result of disasters."

State/ Territory Public Housing Authority City Amount
California Mendocino County Ukiah $517,024
  County of Sonoma Santa Rosa $2,158,778
  City of Santa Rosa Santa Rosa $800,048
    California Total $3,475,850
Florida Hialeah Housing Authority Hialeah $2,702,523
  Housing Authority of The City of Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale $2,562,804
  Housing Authority of The City of Key West Key West $358,848
  Monroe County Housing Authority Key West $164,164
  Miami Dade Public Housing and Community Development Miami $29,269,590
  Housing Authority of Brevard County Melbourne $2,123,137
    Florida Total $37,181,066
Puerto Rico Municipality of Ponce Ponce $318,528
  Municipality of Aguadilla Aguadilla $124,004
  Municipality of Bayamon Bayamon $460,320
  Municipality of Caguas Caguas $649,512
  Municipality of Toa Baja Toa Baja $199,752
  Municipality of Toa Alta Toa Alta $82,566
  Municipality of Cayey Cayey $67,645
  Municipality of Corozal Housing Authority Corozal $100,548
  Municipality of San Juan San Juan $3,088,965
  Municipality of Lares Lares $24,996
  Municipality of Juncos Juncos $23,280
  Municipality of Fajardo Fajardo $54,432
  Municipality of Manati Manati $95,064
  The Municipality of Quebradillas Quebradillas $22,200
    Puerto Rico Total $5,311,812
Texas Housing Authority of Port Arthur Port Arthur $1,954,050
  Aransas Pass Housing Authority Aransas Pass $317,916
  Corpus Christi Housing Authority Corpus Christi $1,733,760
    Texas Total $4,005,726
    TOTAL $49,974,454


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