Washington, DC – October 13, 2009 – (RealEstateRama) — Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today announced a total of $34,155,666 in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grants for the 30th Congressional District of Texas.
“Funding grants from the Department of Housing and Urban Development help to improve our communities, often by providing support to those most in need,” Congresswoman Johnson said. “These funds will be particularly valuable in today’s economy, when too many people are experiencing housing and financial insecurity.”
The Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS) of Greater Dallas will receive $300,625 in Housing Counseling Program funds, which can be used for improving financial literacy, expanding homeownership opportunities, improving access to affordable housing and preserving homeownership. The City of Dallas will receive $17,919,874 and Dallas County will receive $2,162,131 from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, which expands economic and housing opportunities in urban communities. The City of Dallas will receive $770,512 and Dallas County will receive $92,919 in Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) funding, which improves the quality and number of emergency homeless shelters. The City of Dallas will receive $8,492,632 and Dallas County will receive $774,365 from the HOME program, which helps expand the supply of decent, affordable housing to low- and very low-income families. Finally, the City of Dallas will receive $3,642,608 in Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) funding, which can be used for housing assistance and other supportive services for low-income persons diagnosed with HIV/AIDS.
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.