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Community development and housing news: June 8, 2020

HUD Secretary Ben Carson announced nearly $77 million in a fourth wave of CARES Act funding. Michigan, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Arizona all received funds. Ted Houghton shares why it's a good time for city governments to invest in housing.

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On May 18, 2020, HUD Secretary Ben Carson announced nearly $77 million in a fourth wave of CARES Act funding

The fourth wave of relief funds will provide support for up to 8,300 housing choice vouchers to public housing authorities. These funds will also provide affordable housing to non-elderly people living with disabilities. Read more

Michigan received $1.5M in relief funds from the fourth wave of CARES Act

The funds will go toward residents with disabilities as well as housing choice vouchers for Michigan. Read more

Massachusetts received $4.8M for fourth wave of CARES Act

“This funding will provide stable housing to some of Massachusetts most vulnerable residents, which is critical now more than ever in this fight against COVID-19,” said David Tille, HUD New England Regional Administrator. Read more

New Jersey also received aid from the CARES Act

Morris County Housing Authority will receive $73,707, the Newark Housing Authority was awarded $558,390 and the Elizabeth Housing Authority was granted $411,792. Read more

Arizona was granted $21M in federal housing assistance for COVID-19

Public housing agencies in Phoenix, Glendale, Chandler, Tucson, South Tucson, Eloy, Nogales, Flagstaff, Williams, Winslow, Pinal County and Yuma County will receive $3 million in aid. Read more


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It’s actually the perfect time for city government to invest in housing

"With the pandemic exposing the full extent of the city’s homeless crisis, now is exactly the time to create more affordable and supportive housing, as well as high-quality shelter." Read more



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