HUD: $16 Million Awarded to Public Housing Authorities to Help Tenants Relocate

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

AlabamaAnniston Housing AuthorityAnniston$402,876
District of ColumbiaD.C. Housing AuthorityWashington$2,224,237
IllinoisSt. Clair County Housing AuthorityBelleville$120,930
MarylandHousing Commission of Anne Arundel CountyGlen Burnie$554,574
MassachusettsLowell Housing AuthorityLowell$45,023
Puerto RicoPuerto Rico Public Housing AdministrationSan Juan$600,606
Puerto RicoPuerto Rico Public Housing AdministrationSan Juan$1,141,747
MinnesotaPHA in and for the City of MinneapolisMinneapolis$6,842,600
New YorkThe Municipal Housing Authority City YonkersYonkers$4,125,106
OklahomaHousing Authority of the City of TulsaTulsa$376,293
TexasHousing Authority of LubbockLubbock$101,663

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