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.
“Providing families with reliable, affordable housing is so important during these trying times,” said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. “Throughout the COVID-19 outbreak, HUD is continuing to serve our most vulnerable populations that rely on this assistance.”
“HUD 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,” said Hunter Kurtz, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. “This funding goes a long with helping HUD keep its commitment to making sure people have decent, safe, and affordable housing.”
The housing assistance announced today is provided through HUD’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
|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|