WASHINGTON - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson announced his Department will allocate $77 million in a fourth wave of COVID-19 relief funding to help low-income Americans residing in public housing. Provided through HUD’s Section 811 Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Program, this wave of relief funds will provide affordable housing to non-elderly people living with disabilities, the announcement said.
Of the allocated money, the Morris County Housing Authority will receive $73,707. The Newark Housing Authority will receive the largest grant of $558,390 followed by the Elizabeth Housing Authority which was granted $411,792.
As we continue to fight this invisible enemy, we are working quickly and effectively to ensure public housing authorities nationwide are receiving the necessary funding needed to keep their residents safe,” said Secretary Carson. “This wave of relief funds will provide additional housing choice vouchers to residents living with disabilities, allowing them to live safely and independently through these unprecedented times.”
“Since the inception of the Mainstream Voucher program in 2017, HUD has allocated more than $500 million for this program,” said Hunter Kurtz, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. “These new funds, which were approved by the President in the CARES Act, will be important to help those most at risk stay at home during the COVID-19 situation.”
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