The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded an additional $50 million in voucher funding to 26 public housing agencies (PHAs) in Puerto Rico, Texas, California and Florida – areas severely affected by major natural disasters in 2017.
The supplemental funding will help PHAs support existing and new families in the Housing Choice Voucher program who live in or around disaster areas.
“Public housing authorities play a tremendous role in assisting families and communities impacted by disasters,” says HUD Secretary Ben Carson. “This increase in voucher funding allows housing authorities to serve more families who are still in unstable living conditions as a result of disasters.”
Florida agencies will receive about 74 percent of HUD’s $50 million, for a total of $37,181,066. California agencies will receive $3,475,850; Puerto Rico will receive $5,311,812; and Texas will receive $4,005,726 for a total of $49,974,454 nationwide.
Florida PHAs receiving HUD funding
Hialeah Housing Authority (Hialeah): $2,702,523
Housing Authority of The City of Fort Lauderdale (Fort Lauderdale): $2,562,804
Housing Authority of The City of Key West (Key West): $358,848
Monroe County Housing Authority (Key West): $164,164
Miami Dade Public Housing and Community Development (Miami): $29,269,590
Housing Authority of Brevard County (Melbourne): $2,123,137
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