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HUD No. 14-04
Gloria Shanahan
(305) 520-5030
FOR RELEASE
Wednesday
January 15, 2014

HUD APPROVES $4.3 MILLION LOAN GUARANTEE TO POMPANO BEACH, FL

MIAMI, FL - The Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced that it is approving a $4,308,000 loan guarantee to the City of Pompano Beach to provide financial assistance for public infrastructure improvements to six streets in the Old Pompano community area of the City.

HUD's Section 108 Loan Guarantee Assistance Program enables local governments to borrow money at reduced interest rates to promote economic development, stimulate job growth and improve public facilities. Such public investment is often needed to inspire private contributions, to provide seed money, or to simply boost confidence private firms and individuals may need to invest in distressed areas.

"HUD's Loan Guarantee Program can be a powerful public investment tool to drive economic development in underserved areas," said HUD Regional Administrator for the Southeast Ed Jennings, Jr. "The program will be a boost to Pompano's revitalization efforts and provide jobs for Pompano residents who need them most. Pompano's improvement of public infrastructure will support increased commercial activity in the community", said Jennings.

According to the application to HUD, Pompano will use the Section 108 guaranteed loan proceeds to finance fund infrastructure improvements on six streets in Old Pompano for roadway improvements; water, sewer, and reclaimed water utility improvements; signing and pavement markings; new landscaping and irrigation; and new lighting. One of the locations will have the number of traffic lanes reduced, and two of the streets will have chronic drainage problems repaired. The improvements are part of the City's Dixie East Transit Oriented Development Plan.

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