Dallas, TX – September 21, 2010 – (RealEstateRama) — The U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will be awarding Dallas County with a $2,342,611 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), a $93,098 Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) and a $773,694 HOME grant.
“I am so pleased that Dallas County will be receiving more than $3 million in funding to assist some of our most vulnerable citizens,” said Congresswoman Johnson. “This funding will go a long way towards the goal of livable communities and affordable housing for lower-income families. Additionally, it will provide much needed assistance for our emergency shelters. With the current economic downturn we are seeing more families and children falling into homelessness. These funds will help address the plight of these individuals.”
The CDBG program provides annual grants to States and local units of government to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and suitable living environments. The program also expands economic opportunities for low-and moderate-income people.
The ESG program provides annual grants to State, local and private entities to improve the quality and number of emergency homeless shelters.
The HOME program helps to expand the supply of decent, affordable housing to low-and very low income families by providing grants to States and local governments to fund housing programs that meet local needs and priorities.
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, Turtle Creek, 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.