HUD Announces $76.5 Million for Affordable Housing and Community Development in Texas

HUD Announces $76.5 Million for Affordable Housing and Community Development in Texas

FORT WORTH, TX – October 15, 2009 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced that 31 cities and four counties in Texas will receive a total of $76,571,141 to support community development and produce more affordable housing. HUD’s annual funding will also provide downpayment assistance to first-time homebuyers; help individuals and families who might otherwise be living on the streets; and offer real housing solutions for individuals with HIV/AIDS. A list of the grantees in Texas and amounts follows.

“This funding represents HUD’s continuing investment in helping our local partners improve their communities,” said Donovan. “If we hope to lay the groundwork for sustainable growth and prosperity in the future, it’s critical that we help state and local communities to make the needed improvements and to produce more affordable housing.

The funding announced today includes:

  • $50,671923 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds;
  • $21,015,035 in HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) funding;
  • $1,241,575 in Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG); and
  • $3,642,608 for Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA).
  • $76,571,141 TOTAL

Since 1974, HUD’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program has provided approximately $124 billion to state and local governments to target their own community development priorities. The rehabilitation of affordable housing and the improvement of public facilities have traditionally been the largest uses of CDBG although the program is also an important catalyst for job growth and business opportunities. Annual CDBG funds are distributed to communities according to a statutory formula based on a community’s population, poverty, and age of its housing stock, and extent of overcrowded housing.

HOME (HOME Investment Partnerships Program is the largest federal block grant to state and local governments designed exclusively to produce affordable housing for low-income families. Since 1992, more than 600 communities have completed more than 900,000 affordable housing units, including 383,000 for new homebuyers. In addition, 209,000 tenants have received direct rental assistance.

Emergency Shelter Grants (ESG) provides homeless persons with basic shelter and essential supportive services. It can assist with the operational costs of the shelter facility, and for the administration of the grant. ESG also provides short-term homeless prevention assistance to persons at imminent risk of losing their own housing due to eviction, foreclosure, or utility shutoffs.

HUD’s Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) grants are distributed to states and cities based on the number of AIDS cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The grants provide resources for operating community residences and providing rental assistance and support services to individuals with HIV/AIDS and their families. In addition, the HOPWA program also helps many communities develop strategic AIDS housing plans and fill in gaps in local systems of care. A stable home environment is a critical component for low-income persons managing complex drug therapies and potential side effects from their treatments.

TX AMARILLO CDBG $1,798,534
HOME $1,006,438

 

TOTAL $2,804,972

 

SAN ANGELO CDBG $895,918
HOME $456,729

 

TOTAL $1,352,647

 

TEXARKANA CDBG $458,928
ALLEN CDBG $260,836
BAYTOWN CITY CDBG $830,917
BRAZORIA COUNTY CDBG $1,714,812

 

HOME $640,026

 

TOTAL $2,354,838
BRYAN CDBG $941,398

 

HOME $474,706

 

TOTAL $1,416,104
CARROLLTON CDBG $810,326
CNSRT-WASHINGTON COUNTY HOME $565,222
COLLEGE STATION CDBG $1,129,425

 

HOME $717,005

 

TOTAL $1,846,430
CONROE CDBG $574,949
DALLAS CDBG $17,919,874

 

ESG $770,512

 

HOME $8,492,632

 

HOPWA $3,642,608

 

TOTAL $30,825,626
DALLAS COUNTY CDBG $2,162,131

 

ESG $92,919

 

HOME $774,365

 

TOTAL $3,029,415
FLOWER MOUND CDBG $222,702
FRISCO CDBG $274,634
GARLAND CDBG $2,133,243

 

ESG $92,088

 

HOME $824,041

 

TOTAL $3,049,372
GRAND PRAIRIE CDBG $1,423,597

 

HOME $559,023

 

TOTAL $1,982,620
IRVING CDBG $2,317,574

 

ESG $99,772

 

HOME $1,079,679

 

TOTAL $3,497,025
KILLEEN CDBG $964,861

 

HOME $488,456

 

TOTAL $1,453,317
LEAGUE CITY CDBG $293,046
LEWISVILLE CDBG $582,076
LUBBOCK CDBG $2,315,784

 

ESG $101,570

 

HOME $1,257,369

 

TOTAL $3,674,723
MCKINNEY CDBG $542,464
MESQUITE CDBG $920,644
MONTGOMERY COUNTY CDBG $1,826,075

 

HOME $520,649

 

TOTAL $2,346,724
ORANGE CDBG $452,188

 

HOME $740,349

 

TOTAL $1,192,537
PASADENA CDBG $1,926,476

 

ESG $84,714

 

HOME $816,230

 

TOTAL $2,827,420
PEARLAND CDBG $292,023
ROWLETT CDBG $217,232
SUGAR LAND CDBG $338,940
TEMPLE CDBG $515,508
TEXAS CITY CDBG $430,614
WACO CDBG $1,669,833

 

HOME $1,046,996

 

TOTAL $2,716,829
WICHITA FALLS CDBG $1,400,527

 

HOME $555,120

 

TOTAL $1,955,647

HUD is the nation’s housing agency committed to sustaining homeownership; creating affordable housing opportunities for low-income Americans; and supporting the homeless, elderly, people with disabilities and people living with AIDS. The Department also promotes economic and community development and enforces the nation’s fair housing laws. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet at www.hud.gov and espanol.hud.gov.

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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is the nation’s housing agency committed to increasing homeownership, particularly among minorities; creating affordable housing opportunities for low-income Americans; and supporting the homeless, elderly, people with disabilities and people living with AIDS. The Department also promotes economic and community development, and enforces the nation’s fair housing laws.

Contact:

Brian Sullivan
(202) 708-0685

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