Washington, DC – October 1, 2009 – (RealEstateRama) — Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded 270 housing choice vouchers to the Dallas Housing Authority. The vouchers are a replacement for units in Rhoads Terrace, a public housing development that the Dallas Housing Authority demolished. The value of the housing choice vouchers totals $2,151,133.
“Now, during the recession, more and more families are becoming homeless or are in danger of becoming homeless,” Congresswoman Johnson said. “These vouchers will ensure that 270 families in our community find safe and affordable places to live. Furthermore, the Housing Choice Voucher Program does more than provide financial support to families, it gives them mobility and self-determination, enabling them to live in the neighborhoods that best meet their needs.”
The Dallas Housing Authority currently has a waiting list of more than 7,500 families for housing choice vouchers.
U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson is the highest-ranking Texan on the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure and a senior member of the Science Committee. She represents the 30th Congressional District of Texas, which, includes Downtown Dallas, Fair Park, Oak Lawn, Old East Dallas, Pleasant Grove, & South Oak Cliff; all of Balch Springs, DeSoto, Hutchins, Lancaster & Wilmer and parts of Cedar Hill, Duncanville, Ferris, Glenn Heights and Ovilla.