The Recovery Act Works: Preventing Homelessness for 1 Million Americans
HUD celebrates a milestone in a program aimed at filling one of a family's most basic needs amid financial trouble: a safe place to call home.
Housing Authorities Use Recovery Act Funds to Save Jobs
Funding provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the ARRA) is beginning to make a real difference...
ARRA Grant Funds at Work in Passaic Housing Authority
The grant awarded $1.5 million to the Passaic Housing Authority which consist of six housing complexes to help pay for the necessary improvements.
Native Hawaiian Homes go Green
Kaupuni is to be an affordable-housing project that will consume no more energy than it generates.
Recovery Act of 2009
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) was signed into law by President Obama
on February 17th, 2009.
It is an unprecedented effort to jumpstart our economy, create or save
millions of jobs, and put a down payment on addressing long-neglected challenges so our country can thrive in the
21st century. The Act is an extraordinary response to a crisis unlike any since the Great Depression, and
includes measures to modernize our nation's infrastructure, enhance energy independence, expand educational
opportunities, preserve and improve affordable health care, provide tax relief, and protect those in greatest
The Recovery Act includes $13.61 billion for projects and programs administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, nearly 75 percent of which was allocated to state and local recipients on February 25, 2009 only eight days after President Obama signed the Act into law.
Program plans for each of HUD's ARRA programs were submitted to OMB on May 15, 2009. They provide details on program objective and delivery schedules, approved activities, award types and amounts, measures, monitoring and evaluation plans, and potential barriers to effective implementation.
"Because of the steps we took, there are about two million Americans working right now who would otherwise be unemployed...The plan that has made all of this possible, from the tax cuts to the jobs, is the Recovery Act."
- President Barack Obama
Promoting Energy Efficiency and Creating Green Jobs
Supporting Shovel-Ready Projects and Assisted Housing Improvements
Promoting Stable Communities and Helping Families Hardest Hit by the Economic Crisis