|HUD No. 19-179
HUD Public Affairs
December 27, 2019
HUD AWARDS $5 MILLION TO PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITIES TO HELP TENANTS RELOCATE
*Updated January 27,2020 to include additional funding noted
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $8 million to public housing authorities to provide tenant protection vouchers to public housing residents. These vouchers will help families with relocation or replacement housing from demolition or mandatory conversion of their public housing units. Additionally, the vouchers will provide assistance to families living in section 8 projects for which the owner is opting out of the housing assistance payment (HAP) contract. See chart below.
Public Housing Authorities are awarded housing choice vouchers for relocation and replacements in connection with a HUD-approved plan to demolish or dispose of public housing developments.
"When a family living in public housing finds out that their unit will no longer be available, we want to make sure they are not displaced," said Hunter Kurtz, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. "This funding allows HUD to keep its commitment of ensuring people have a decent, safe, and affordable place to live."
The housing assistance announced today is provided through HUD's Housing Choice Voucher Program, which provides funding that assists very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market.
|State||Public Housing Authority||City||Amount|
|Alaska||*Alaska Housing Finance Corporation||Anchorage||*$51,784|
|California||Oakland Housing Authority||Oakland||$2,810,006|
|Connecticut||Stamford Housing Authority||Stamford||$101,898|
|Illinois||Jackson County Housing Authority||Murphysboro||$26,318|
|Louisiana||*Lake Charles Housing Authority||Lake Charles||*$327,266|
|Shreveport Housing Authority||Shreveport||959,152|
|Massachusetts||*Cambridge Housing Authority||Cambridge||*$695,760|
|Lowell Housing Authority||Lowell||$123,813|
|Missouri||*Housing Authority of St. Louis County||St. Louis||*$1,396,008|
|Pennsylvania||*Allegheny County Housing Authority||Pittsburgh||*$522,587|
|Texas||Austin Housing Authority||Austin||$221,082|
|Beaumont Housing Authority||Beaumont||$446,273|
|Brenham Housing Authority||Brenham||$359,424|
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