March 4, 2009: Ohio's 17th District Receives $7,450,000 in 1st Round of HUD Stimulus Money
Funds include Community Block Grants, lead removal, homelessness prevention programs and public housing capital
(Washington, DC) Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-17) announced today that Ohio’s 17th Congressional District has been awarded $7,450,795 from U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD) in the federal Stimulus Bill that passed Congress in February. The funds will come in the form of Community Development Block Grants, HUD’s Homeless Prevention Program, the Healthy Homes Demonstration Grant Program and the Public Housing Capital Fund.
“This is the start of a strong, coordinated effort on behalf of the federal government to turn our economy around,” said Congressman Tim Ryan. “These funds will help our community ensure that we have safe quality housing for all our neighbors.”
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program gives money to local governments to clean up neighborhoods, provide affordable housing and create economic growth in low or middle income neighborhoods. Local governments receiving CDBG grant money are as follows:
Summit County: $275,269
Cuyahoga Falls: $189,270
The Healthy Homes Demonstration Grant Program cleans up legacy health hazards, such as lead contamination, that produce serious diseases and injuries in children, the elderly and in low income households. The program specifically addresses and remediates housing conditions that threaten health.
Mahoning County: $875,000
The Public Housing Capital Fund provides funds for the management of our nation’s public housing. Funds can be used for modernization and development of public housing. The Portage Metropolitan Housing Authority received money from this program.
The Homelessness Prevention Fund provides financial assistance and services to prevent individuals and families from becoming homeless. The funds help pay for short-term or medium-term rental assistance and housing relocation and stabilization services, including mediation, credit counseling, security or utility deposits, utility payments, moving cost assistance, and case management.