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HUD awards 37.6 million to La. for public housing

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NEW ORLEANS, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded $37,644,036 to 102 Louisiana public housing authorities to make major large-scale improvements.  

Monroe is slated to receive more than $2-million dollars, Farmerville $50,000, Ferriday $76,000, Ruston $327,000, Grambling $106,000 and Jonesboro $202,000. A complete statewide list is found at the bottom of this story.

Nationally, $1.8 billion was awarded to public housing authorities in all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, covering the nation's 1.1 million public housing units. 

The grants are provided through HUD's Capital Fund Program, which provides annual funding to approximately 3,100 public housing authorities to build, repair, renovate and/or modernize the public housing in their communities. .  Unlike routine maintenance, capital needs are extensive improvements required to make the housing decent and economically sustainable, such as replacing roofs or updating plumbing and electrical systems to increase energy efficiency. 

"This funding is critically important to public housing agencies as they work to provide the best housing possible for their residents," said Tammye Treviño, HUD Region VI Regional Administrator.  "While the funding announced today will never be enough to meet the tremendous backlog of capital needs, HUD is working closely with the Congress to expand efforts to generate approximately $6 billion in private investment for the recapitalization of public housing."

For more than 75 years, the federal government has been working and investing billions of dollars in developing and maintaining public and multifamily housing – including providing critical support through the Capital Fund grants announced today.  Still, the nation continues to lose approximately 10,000 public housing units each year, primarily due to disrepair.  In 2011, HUD released Capital Needs in the Public Housing Program, a study that estimated the capital needs in the public housing stock in the U.S.  The study found the nation's 1.1 million public housing units are facing an estimated $25.6 billion in large-scale repairs

To help protect the considerable federal investment in public housing, and respond to the growing demand for affordable rental housing, the Obama Administration proposed the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), a comprehensive strategy that complements the Capital Fund Program and offers a long-term solution to preserve and enhance the country's affordable housing stock, including leveraging public and private funding to make critically needed improvements.

Since Congress approved the RAD demonstration in November of 2011, early results show it is generating significant additional capital for public and assisted housing.  HUD has made awards to 60,000 public and assisted housing units in more than 340 different projects across the country.  Through these awards, housing authorities have proposed to generate approximately $3 billion in capital repairs by leveraging private debt and equity, which will preserve or replace distressed units and support local jobs in their communities – all without additional federal resources.

Currently, the Department has received applications from PHAs for an additional 116,000 units under RAD. To support the growing demand for RAD, the President's FY 2015 budget proposal requests to eliminate the RAD cap, which would facilitate the recapitalization of public housing.

Bogalusa Housing Authority

$             402,136

East Carroll Parish Housing Authority

$                49,947

Housing Auth. of  The Town of  St. Martinville

$             125,343

Housing Authority of  City of  Covington

$                56,902

Housing Authority of  City of  Opelousas

$             856,739

Housing Authority of  City of  Slidell

$             126,169

Housing Authority of  Crowley

$             422,050

Housing Authority of  Duson

$                32,063

Housing Authority of  East Baton Rouge

$          1,426,400

Housing Authority of  Farmerville

$                50,244

Housing Authority of  Ferriday

$                76,755

Housing Authority of  Gibsland

$                24,222

Housing Authority of  Grant Parish

$                31,603

Housing Authority of  Homer

$             105,542

Housing Authority of  Jefferson Parish

$             234,858

Housing Authority of  Jena

$                55,734

Housing Authority of  Kaplan

$             103,817

Housing Authority of  Lafourche Parish

$             322,661

Housing Authority of  Lake Charles

$          1,048,912

Housing Authority of  Monroe

$          2,109,258

Housing Authority of  Natchitoches Parish

$             112,511

Housing Authority of  New Iberia

$             223,454

Housing Authority of  New Orleans

$        15,121,375

Housing Authority of  Oakdale

$             163,883

Housing Authority of  Rapides Parish

$             223,642

Housing Authority of  Rayne

$             229,893

Housing Authority of  Ruston

$             327,233

Housing Authority of  Sabine Parish

$             290,778

Housing Authority of  Shreveport

$          1,089,860

Housing Authority of  South Landry

$             157,394

Housing Authority of  St. Charles Parish

$             136,192

Housing Authority of  St. James Parish

$             404,459

Housing Authority of  St. John The Baptist Parish

$             426,259

Housing Authority of  The City of  Abbeville

$             177,427

Housing Authority of  The City of  Alexandria

$          1,074,521

Housing Authority of  The City of  Bossier City

$             479,561

Housing Authority of  The City of  Breaux Bridge

$             109,516

Housing Authority of  The City of  Denham Springs

$                51,346

Housing Authority of  The City of  Dequincy

$                84,043

Housing Authority of  The City of  Deridder

$             136,088

Housing Authority of  The City of  Donaldsonville

$             171,386

Housing Authority of  The City of  Eunice

$             168,519

Housing Authority of  The City of  Houma

$             701,106

Housing Authority of  The City of  Jennings

$             209,880

Housing Authority of  The City of  Kenner

$             162,062

Housing Authority of  The City of  Lafayette

$             600,224

Housing Authority of  The City of  Leesville

$             206,326

Housing Authority of  The City of  Minden

$             274,524

Housing Authority of  The City of  Morgan City

$             413,536

Housing Authority of  The City of  Natchitoches

$             506,257

Housing Authority of  The City of  Sulphur

$             233,019

Housing Authority of  The City of  Thibodaux

$             429,051

Housing Authority of  The Parish of  Caldwell

$             125,013

Housing Authority of  The Parish of  St. Landry

$             152,343

Housing Authority of  The Town of  Arcadia

$             128,799

Housing Authority of  The Town of  Basile

$                25,847

Housing Authority of  The Town of  Berwick

$             147,047

Housing Authority of  The Town of  Bunkie

$             115,459

Housing Authority of  The Town of  Church Point

$             126,458

Housing Authority of  The Town of  Colfax

$                99,197

Housing Authority of  The Town of  Cotton Valley

$                19,370

Housing Authority of  The Town of  Cottonport

$                60,424

Housing Authority of  The Town of  Delcambre

$                65,385

Housing Authority of  The Town of  East Hodge

$                28,367

Housing Authority of  The Town of  Elton

$                19,510

Housing Authority of  The Town of  Erath

$                59,667

Housing Authority of  The Town of  Grambling

$             106,233

Housing Authority of  The Town of  Gueydan

$                29,862

Housing Authority of  The Town of  Haynesville

$             131,294

Housing Authority of  The Town of  Iowa

$                65,767

Housing Authority of  The Town of  Jonesboro

$             202,259

Housing Authority of  The Town of  Kinder

$                32,532

Housing Authority of  The Town of  Lake Arthur

$                58,587

Housing Authority of  The Town of  Lake Providence

$             169,067

Housing Authority of  The Town of  Logansport

$                27,861

Housing Authority of  The Town of  Mamou

$             138,655

Housing Authority of  The Town of  Mansfield

$             155,894

Housing Authority of  The Town of  Marksville

$             195,087

Housing Authority of  The Town of  Merryville

$             106,373

Housing Authority of  The Town of  New Roads

$                64,540

Housing Authority of  The Town of  Oberlin

$                21,644

Housing Authority of  The Town of  Oil City

$                82,219

Housing Authority of  The Town of  Olla

$                54,011

Housing Authority of  The Town of  Patterson

$             120,551

Housing Authority of  The Town of  Pontchatoula

$             119,935

Housing Authority of  The Town of  Rayville

$             107,241

Housing Authority of  The Town of  Simmesport

$                63,753

Housing Authority of  The Town of  Vinton

$                70,403

Housing Authority of  The Town of  Welsh

$                40,607

Housing Authority of  The Town of  White Castle

$             155,881

Housing Authority of  The Town of  Winnsboro

$             169,636

Housing Authority of  The Town of  Youngsville

$                21,568

Housing Authority of  The Village of  Parks

$                13,527

Housing Authority of  Vernon Parish

$                87,385

Housing Authority of  Ville Platte

$             245,975

Housing Authority of  Vivian

$                84,790

Housing Authority of  Westwego

$             370,156

Housing Authority of  Winnfield

$             126,903

Pineville Housing Authority

$             123,732

Southwest Acadia Consolidated Housing Authority

$                57,877

Town of  Independence Ha

$                59,564

Village of  Fenton Housing Authority

$                33,101

 

 

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