Funding a part of HUD efforts to diversify housing research
Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced awards totaling $5.5 million for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to Texas Southern University and North Carolina A&T University to establish or bolster existing Centers of Excellence (COE) that conduct housing and community development research. The Biden-Harris Administration has delivered a nearly $6 billion cumulative investment in support of HBCUs.
“HBCUs create economic opportunity both for their students and throughout the communities they serve. At HUD, we are proud to partner with HBCUs to expand the voices in the housing research space to support strong communities, build affordable housing, create job opportunities, revitalize neighborhoods, and promote homeownership,” said Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. “This funding will bolster efforts HBCUs are making to expand opportunities for underserved communities and strengthen community development.”
Texas Southern University was awarded $3 million to expand the work of the Center of Excellence for Housing and Community Development Policy Research (CEHCDPR). The research conducted by the CEHCDPR will focus on individual and community wealth building, and housing security and stability in addition to planning and infrastructure inequity affecting underserved communities.
North Carolina A&T University was awarded $2.5 million to establish a center with research that will focus on the production of affordable housing, homeownership, renewable energy, sustainable communities, and post-disaster recovery.
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