HUD Announces Funding Awards to Repair and Restore Property Damaged Through Natural Disasters
Today, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published $45,000,000 in funding announcements to allow three housing authorities to address (among other things) needs resulting from emergencies and natural disasters that do not rise to the level of being Presidentially-declared emergencies and natural disasters. The housing authority grantees are: (1) New York City Housing Authority, New York, NY ($38,799,784); (2) Alexander County Housing Authority, Cairo, IL ($4,690,971); and (3) Highland Park Housing Commission, Highland Park, MI ($1,509,246).
Eligible uses of funds under these grants include: (1) repair or restoration as a result of significant property destruction resulting from a non-Presidentially declared natural disaster; (2) mitigation of emergency conditions such as elevator failure, boiler failure, water intrusion causing mold growth, sewer line failure, severe electrical problems, lead-based paint hazards, carbon monoxide and radon hazards, and local building code violations; (3) safety and security needs. Examples of emergency capital needs requiring measures to address safety and security include, but are not limited to, security lighting, alarm systems, and fencing; and (4) lead paint abatement.
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