WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development last week awarded nearly $1.8 billion to public housing authorities in all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The funding will allow agencies to make major large-scale improvements to their public housing units. Rahway is the recipient of nearly $365,000 of this award.
This grant is provided through HUD’s Capital Fund Program, which offers annual funding to approximately 3,100 public housing authorities to build, repair, renovate and/or modernize the public housing in their communities. These housing authorities use the funding to do large-scale improvements such as replacing roofs or making energy-efficient upgrades to replace old plumbing and electrical systems.
Rahway’s Housing Authority was also awarded a FY 2014 ROSS Service Coordinator Award in the amount of $246,000.00. The ROSS program provides funding to Public Housing Authorities to hire Service Coordinators to coordinate supportive serves and other activities designed to help public housing residents achieve economic and housing self-sufficiency.
“Every American deserves a place to call home where they can successfully raise their kids, enhance their financial security and build a better life,” said HUD Secretary Julián Castro. “Through this funding, HUD is committed to strengthening our nation’s affordable housing units and to providing folks with the springboard they need to succeed.”