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HUD No. 20-052
HUD Public Affairs
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Monday
April 13, 2020

HUD AWARDS $16 MILLION TO PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITIES
TO HELP TENANTS RELOCATE

 

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $16 million to Public Housing Authorities to provide tenant protection vouchers to Public Housing (Low-Rent) Program assisted residents. These vouchers will help households with relocation or replacement housing when their Public Housing units are slated under a HUD-approved plan for demolition and disposition actions or mandatory conversion. See chart below for a full list of states and cities receiving vouchers.

ā€œProviding families with reliable, affordable housing is so important during these trying times,ā€ said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. ā€œThroughout the COVID-19 outbreak, HUD is continuing to serve our most vulnerable populations that rely on this assistance.ā€

ā€œHUD wants to ensure families living in public housing are not displaced when they learn their units will no longer be available due to demolition or mandatory conversion,ā€ said Hunter Kurtz, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. ā€œThis funding goes a long with helping HUD keep its commitment to making sure people have decent, safe, and affordable housing.ā€

The housing assistance announced today is provided through HUDā€™s Housing Choice Voucher Program, which provides funding that assists very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market.
 

2020 Tenant Protection Vouchers

State
Recipient
City
Amount
Alabama Anniston Housing Authority Anniston
$402,876
District of Columbia D.C. Housing Authority Washington
$2,224,237
Illinois St. Clair County Housing Authority Belleville
$120,930
Maryland Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County Glen Burnie
$554,574
Massachusetts Lowell Housing Authority Lowell
$45,023
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Public Housing Administration San Juan
$600,606
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Public Housing Administration San Juan
$1,141,747
Minnesota PHA in and for the City of Minneapolis Minneapolis
$6,842,600
New York The Municipal Housing Authority City Yonkers Yonkers
$4,125,106
Oklahoma Housing Authority of the City of Tulsa Tulsa
$376,293
Texas Housing Authority of Lubbock Lubbock
$101,663

 

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