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Housing agencies in North Iowa to receive federal grants

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan awarded Friday nearly $1.8 billion to public housing authorities in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  The funds will allow these agencies to make major large-scale improvements to their public housing units.  View funding by public housing authority here.

Public housing authorities in Mason City and Charles City are included on the list.

The North Iowa Regional Housing Authority in Mason City will receive $135,039.

The Charles City Housing and Redevelopment Authority will receive $124,858.

The grants are provided through HUD’s Capital Fund Program, which provides annual funding to all public housing authorities to build, repair, renovate and/or modernize the public housing in their communities. This funding can be used to make large-scale improvements such as new roofs and to make energy-efficient upgrades to replace old plumbing and electrical systems.

“This funding will help housing authorities address long-standing capital improvements, but it only scratches the surface in addressing the deep backlog we’re seeing across the country,” said Donovan. “Today, we are closer to helping housing authorities and our private sector partners undertake their capital needs over the long haul.


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