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HUD Release: 8-8-13
Joseph J. Phillips
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Thursday
August 8, 2013

HUD AWARDS GEORGIA HOUSING AUTHORITIES OVER $62 MILLION TO IMPROVE, PRESERVE NATION'S PUBLIC HOUSING STOCK
Housing authorities across the U.S., territories use funding to maintain housing for families, seniors

ATLANTA - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today awarded public housing authorities in Georgia $62,681,434 that will be used to make major large-scale improvements to their public housing units.

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

"This funding is critical for housing authorities to maintain and improve public housing conditions for their residents," said Donovan. "However, with a significant repair backlog, I am encouraged by new, innovative long-term solutions HUD is exploring that can be combined with this funding to not only protect and preserve this housing for the next generation, but to also build the quality infrastructure necessary for families to thrive."

"Housing authorities in Georgia count on this funding to maintain and improve their public housing for many families, especially the most vulnerable – our seniors," said HUD SE Regional Administrator Ed Jennings, Jr. "HUD is currently taking bold steps to preserve this affordable housing."

Capital Fund grants are awarded each year to the nation's approximately 3,100 public housing agencies through a formula that considers number, type and age of units in a community.  Eligible uses for this funding include development, financing and modernization of the public housing units as well as management improvements at the public housing authority.

Over the past 75 years, the federal government has been working and investing billions of dollars in developing and maintaining public and multifamily housing – including providing critical support through the Capital Fund grants announced today. Still, the nation continues to lose approximately 10,000 public housing units annually, primarily due to disrepair.  In 2011, HUD released Capital Needs in the Public Housing Program, a study that estimated the capital needs in the public housing stock in the. U.S. The study found the nation's 1.2 million public housing units are facing an estimated $25.6 billion in large-scale repairs. Unlike routine maintenance, capital needs are extensive improvements required to make the housing decent and economically sustainable, such as replacing roofs or updating plumbing and electrical systems to increase energy efficiency.

To help protect the considerable federal investment and respond to the growing demand for affordable rental housing, the Obama Administration proposed the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), a comprehensive strategy that complements the Capital Fund Program and offers a long-term solution to preserve and enhance the country's affordable housing stock, including leveraging public and private funding to make critically needed improvements.

Since Congress approved the demonstration, early results show it is already generating additional capital for public and assisted housing.  After opening RAD application periods last summer, HUD has approved or given initial approval to nearly 20,000 public and assisted housing units in 180 different projects across the country.  Through these awards, housing authorities have proposed to generate close to $816 million in private debt and equity investments to reduce the capital backlog in public housing properties, which will preserve or replace distressed units and support local jobs in their communities – all without additional federal resources.

HUD also recently issued new RAD guidance that expands the program's flexibility that will benefit current and future applicants and participants.

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Georgia

ETOWAH AREA CONSOLIDATED

$496,512

 

FLINT AREA CONSOLIDATED

$507,144

 

Housing Authority of Fulton County

$347,550

 

Housing Authority of Savannah

$3,063,552

 

Housing Authority of the City of Abbeville

$16,546

 

Housing Authority of the City of Adel

$58,313

 

Housing Authority of the City of Alamo

$43,215

 

Housing Authority of the City of Albany

$1,230,030

 

Housing Authority of the City of Alma

$376,148

 

Housing Authority of the City of Americus

$557,388

 

Housing Authority of the City of Arlington

$26,933

 

Housing Authority of the City of Ashburn

$183,501

 

Housing Authority of the City of Athens

$1,604,625

 

Housing Authority of the City of ATLANTA Georgia

$12,361,890

 

Housing Authority of the City of Augusta

$3,537,382

 

Housing Authority of the City of Bainbridge

$348,535

 

Housing Authority of the City of Barnesville

$172,262

 

Housing Authority of the City of Baxley

$186,231

 

Housing Authority of the City of Blackshear

$63,752

 

Housing Authority of the City of Blakely

$176,194

 

Housing Authority of the City of Blue Ridge

$55,444

 

Housing Authority of the City of Boston

$49,158

 

Housing Authority of the City of Bowdon

$60,422

 

Housing Authority of the City of Bremen

$101,508

 

Housing Authority of the City of Brunswick

$727,304

 

Housing Authority of the City of Buchanan

$52,480

 

Housing Authority of the City of Buena Vista

$97,763

 

Housing Authority of the City of Buford

$245,725

 

Housing Authority of the City of Byron

$32,397

 

Housing Authority of the City of Cairo

$207,785

 

Housing Authority of the City of Calhoun

$324,203

 

Housing Authority of the City of Camilla

$602,525

 

Housing Authority of the City of Canton

$171,823

 

Housing Authority of the City of Carrollton

$363,245

 

Housing Authority of the City of Cave Spring

$22,515

 

Housing Authority of the City of Cedartown

$372,852

 

Housing Authority of the City of Chatsworth

$84,123

 

Housing Authority of the City of Claxton

$235,547

 

Housing Authority of the City of Clayton

$112,534

 

Housing Authority of the City of Cochran

$123,859

 

Housing Authority of the City of College Park

$355,021

 

Housing Authority of the City of Colquitt

$95,196

 

Housing Authority of the City of Columbus

$2,659,219

 

Housing Authority of the City of Comer

$33,799

 

Housing Authority of the City of Commerce

$56,518

 

Housing Authority of the City of Conyers

$376,929

 

Housing Authority of the City of Cordele

$572,658

 

Housing Authority of the City of Covington

$357,100

 

Housing Authority of the City of Crawfordville

$15,492

 

Housing Authority of the City of Cumming

$59,756

 

Housing Authority of the City of Cuthbert

$139,410

 

Housing Authority of the City of Dahlonega

$35,870

 

Housing Authority of the City of Dallas

$188,770

 

Housing Authority of the City of Danielsville

$34,489

 

Housing Authority of the City of Dawson

$128,421

 

Housing Authority of the City of Decatur

$385,685

 

Housing Authority of the City of Doerun

$53,199

 

Housing Authority of the City of Douglas

$480,471

 

Housing Authority of the City of Dublin

$676,727

 

Housing Authority of the City of East Point

$587,699

 

Housing Authority of the City of Eastman

$267,139

 

Housing Authority of the City of Eatonton

$133,242

 

Housing Authority of the City of Edison

$68,413

 

Housing Authority of the City of Elberton

$216,290

 

Housing Authority of the City of Ellaville

$48,127

 

Housing Authority of the City of Ellijay

$125,112

 

Housing Authority of the City of Fairburn

$27,461

 

Housing Authority of the City of Fitzgerald

$262,253

 

Housing Authority of the City of Fort Gaines

$26,670

 

Housing Authority of the City of Fort Oglethorpe

$75,855

 

Housing Authority of the City of Fort Valley

$111,256

 

Housing Authority of the City of Franklin

$88,447

 

Housing Authority of the City of Gainesville

$627,748

 

Housing Authority of the City of Gibson

$26,757

 

Housing Authority of the City of Glennville

$135,036

 

Housing Authority of the City of Glenwood

$55,716

 

Housing Authority of the City of Grantville

$25,267

 

Housing Authority of the City of Greensboro

$133,481

 

Housing Authority of the City of GREENVILLE

$99,024

 

Housing Authority of the City of Griffin

$285,352

 

Housing Authority of the City of Hahira

$19,759

 

Housing Authority of the City of Hampton

$27,682

 

Housing Authority of the City of Harlem

$52,062

 

Housing Authority of the City of Hartwell

$187,596

 

Housing Authority of the City of Hawkinsville

$92,865

 

Housing Authority of the City of Hazlehurst

$158,651

 

Housing Authority of the City of Hinesville

$89,975

 

Housing Authority of the City of Hogansville

$137,522

 

Housing Authority of the City of Homerville

$91,535

 

Housing Authority of the City of Jackson

$112,114

 

Housing Authority of the City of Jasper

$172,226

 

Housing Authority of the City of Jefferson

$102,253

 

Housing Authority of the City of Jesup

$283,194

 

Housing Authority of the City of Jonesboro

$37,653

 

Housing Authority of the City of Lafayette

$374,300

 

Housing Authority of the City of LaGrange

$552,934

 

HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF LAKELAND

$23,561

 

Housing Authority of the City of Lavonia

$229,411

 

Housing Authority of the City of Lawrenceville

$251,314

 

Housing Authority of the City of Lincolnton

$73,290

 

Housing Authority of the City of Lithonia

$93,047

 

Housing Authority of the City of Loganville

$24,130

 

Housing Authority of the City of Louisville

$86,875

 

Housing Authority of the City of Lumber City

$26,185

 

Housing Authority of the City of Lyons

$148,745

 

Housing Authority of the City of Macon

$2,727,212

 

Housing Authority of the City of Madison

$80,653

 

Housing Authority of the City of Manchester

$54,837

 

Housing Authority of the City of Marietta

$1,129,855

 

Housing Authority of the City of McCaysville

$97,189

 

Housing Authority of the City of McDonough

$134,570

 

Housing Authority of the City of McRae

$72,703

 

Housing Authority of the City of Menlo

$23,888

 

Housing Authority of the City of Metter

$145,657

 

Housing Authority of the City of Milledgeville

$400,340

 

Housing Authority of the City of Millen

$101,794

 

Housing Authority of the City of Monroe

$491,496

 

Housing Authority of the City of Monticello

$61,619

 

Housing Authority of the City of Moultrie

$426,864

 

Housing Authority of the City of Mount Vernon

$39,083

 

Housing Authority of the City of Nahunta

$51,278

 

Housing Authority of the City of Nashville

$178,577

 

Housing Authority of the City of Newnan

$578,436

 

Housing Authority of the City of Newton

$45,564

 

Housing Authority of the City of Nicholls

$22,884

 

Housing Authority of the City of Norcross

$45,895

 

Housing Authority of the City of Ocilla

$190,817

 

Housing Authority of the City of Palmetto

$23,845

 

Housing Authority of the City of Pearson

$22,051

 

Housing Authority of the City of Pelham

$241,424

 

Housing Authority of the City of Perry

$51,938

 

Housing Authority of the City of Quitman

$254,016

 

Housing Authority of the City of Reidsville

$200,462

 

Housing Authority of the City of Ringgold

$33,008

 

Housing Authority of the City of Roberta

$76,310

 

Housing Authority of the City of Rochelle

$16,152

 

Housing Authority of the City of Roswell

$100,272

 

Housing Authority of the City of Royston

$208,462

 

Housing Authority of the City of Sandersville

$176,939

 

Housing Authority of the City of Senoia

$37,287

 

Housing Authority of the City of Shellman

$21,830

 

Housing Authority of the City of Social Circle

$79,618

 

Housing Authority of the City of Soperton

$133,991

 

Housing Authority of the City of Sparta

$26,933

 

Housing Authority of the City of Statesboro

$167,365

 

Housing Authority of the City of Summerville

$272,006

 

Housing Authority of the City of Swainsboro

$290,260

 

Housing Authority of the City of Sylvania

$84,828

 

Housing Authority of the City of Sylvester

$318,567

 

Housing Authority of the City of Tallapoosa

$262,093

 

Housing Authority of the City of Tennille

$74,753

 

Housing Authority of the City of Thomaston

$343,352

 

Housing Authority of the City of Thomasville

$324,796

 

Housing Authority of the City of Thomson

$224,380

 

Housing Authority of the City of Tifton

$461,062

 

Housing Authority of the City of Unadilla

$185,041

 

Housing Authority of the City of Union City

$16,199

 

Housing Authority of the City of Union Point

$65,866

 

Housing Authority of the City of Valdosta

$657,361

 

Housing Authority of the City of Vidalia

$119,837

 

Housing Authority of the City of Vienna

$91,435

 

Housing Authority of the City of Villa Rica

$149,622

 

Housing Authority of the City of Warner Robins

$475,688

 

Housing Authority of the City of Warrenton

$127,039

 

Housing Authority of the City of Washington

$130,836

 

Housing Authority of the City of Waycross

$607,776

 

Housing Authority of the City of Waynesboro

$540,078

 

Housing Authority of the City of West Point

$272,761

 

Housing Authority of the City of Winder

$391,670

 

Housing Authority of the City of Wrightsville

$96,356

 

Housing Authority of the County of Atkinson

$22,539

 

Housing Authority of the County of Dekalb, GA

$857,003

 

Housing Authority of the County of Douglas

$119,617

 

Housing Authority of the County of Harris

$48,124

 

Housing Authority of the County of Houston

$39,970

 

Housing Authority of the County of Lee

$109,391

 

Housing Authority of the County of Screven

$17,858

 

Housing Authority of the County of Stewart

$82,533

 

Northeast Georgia Housing Authority

$943,004

 

NORTHWEST GA HOUSING AUTHORITY

$1,619,604

 

SOUTHEAST GEORGIA CONSOLIDATED HOUSING AUTHORITY

$189,604

 

TRI-CITY HOUSING AUTHORITY

$94,542

Georgia Total

$62,681,434