Fort Worth, TX — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded $70,964,692 to 348 Texas public housing authorities to make major large-scale improvements.
Nationally, $1.8 billion was awarded to public housing authorities in all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, covering the nation’s 1.1 million public housing units. A list of the funding for each Texas housing authority follows.
The grants announced today are provided through HUD’s Capital Fund Program, which provides annual funding to approximately 3,100 public housing authorities to build, repair, renovate and/or modernize the public housing in their communities. . Unlike routine maintenance, capital needs are extensive improvements required to make the housing decent and economically sustainable, such as replacing roofs or updating plumbing and electrical systems to increase energy efficiency.
“This funding is critically important to public housing agencies as they work to provide the best housing possible for their residents,” said Tammye Treviño, HUD Region VI Regional Administrator. “While the funding announced today will never be enough to meet the tremendous backlog of capital needs, HUD is working closely with the Congress to expand efforts to generate approximately $6 billion in private investment for the recapitalization of public housing.”
For more than 75 years, the federal government has been working and investing billions of dollars in developing and maintaining public and multifamily housing – including providing critical support through the Capital Fund grants announced today. Still, the nation continues to lose approximately 10,000 public housing units each year, primarily due to disrepair. In 2011, HUD released Capital Needs in the Public Housing Program, a study that estimated the capital needs in the public housing stock in the U.S. The study found the nation’s 1.1 million public housing units are facing an estimated $25.6 billion in large-scale repairs
To help protect the considerable federal investment in public housing, and respond to the growing demand for affordable rental housing, the Obama Administration proposed the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), a comprehensive strategy that complements the Capital Fund Program and offers a long-term solution to preserve and enhance the country’s affordable housing stock, including leveraging public and private funding to make critically needed improvements.
Below is a list of Valley public housing authorities receiving HUD money:
|Brownsville Housing Authority||$ 1,431,872|
|Cameron County Housing Authority||$ 387,712|
|Donna Housing Authority||$ 160,615|
|Edcouch Housing Authority||$ 39,547|
|Edinburg Housing Authority||$ 568,450|
|Elsa Housing Authority||$ 151,961|
|Harlingen Housing Authority||$ 672,965|
|Hidalgo County Housing Authority||$ 222,419|
|Housing Authority of Cameron||$ 144,830|
|Housing Authority of The City of Baytown||$ 115,158|
|La Joya Housing Authority||$ 68,662|
|Los Fresnos Housing Authority||$ 53,891|
|McAllen Housing Authority||$ 359,778|
|Mercedes Housing Authority||$ 345,889|
|Mission Housing Authority||$ 299,452|
|Pharr Housing Authority||$ 499,723|
|Port Isabel Housing Authority||$ 196,493|
|Roma Housing Authority||$ 67,581|
|San Benito Housing Authority||$ 286,760|
|Starr County Housing Authority||$ 136,508|
|Weslaco Housing Authority||$ 340,918|