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HUD No. 13-028
Agatha Gutierrez
(913) 551-6803
August 8, 2013


Housing authorities across the U.S., territories use funding to maintain housing for families, seniors

KANSAS CITY, KS - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today awarded public housing authorities in Iowa $4,530,750 that will be used to make major large-scale improvements to their public housing units.  

The following housing authorities in Iowa will receive this funding. 


Public Housing Authority

2013 Capital Funding


Afton Housing Commission



Albia Housing Agency



Area XV Multi-County Housing Agency



Centerville Municipal Housing Agency



Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority



Chariton Housing Authority



Charles City Hsg and Redev Authority



City of Iowa City Housing Authority



Clarinda Low Rent Housing Agency



Corning Housing Commission



Davenport Housing Commission



Des Moines Municipal Housing Agency



Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority



Essex Low Rent Housing Agency



Evansdale Municipal Housing Authority



Fort Dodge Municipal Housing Agency



Fort Madison Housing Authority



Keokuk Housing Authority



Lenox Low Rent Housing Agency



Lone Tree Housing Commission



Low Rent Housing Agency Of Bancroft



Low Rent Housing Agency of Burlington



Low Rent Housing Agency of Clinton



Low Rent Housing Agency Of Farragut



Low Rent Housing Agency Of Hamburg



Low Rent Housing Agency of Knoxville



Low Rent Housing Agency Of Leon



Low Rent Housing Agency Of Missouri Valley



Low Rent Housing Agency Of Mount Ayr



Low Rent Housing Agency Of Onawa



Low Rent Housing Agency Of Red Oak



Low Rent Housing Agency Of Sidney



Low Rent Housing Agency Of Sioux Center



Low Rent Housing Agency Of Waverly



Low Rent Housing Agency Of Winterset



Malvern Low Rent Housing Agency



Municipal Housing Agency of Council Bluffs



Municipal Housing Agency Of Manning



Muscatine Municipal Housing Agency



North Iowa Regional Housing Authority



Ottumwa Housing Authority



Rock Rapids Municipal Housing Agency



Shenandoah Low Rent Housing Agency



Southern Iowa Regional Housing Authority



Stanton Housing Commission



Tabor Low Rent Housing Agency



Villisca Low Rent Housing Agency



Waterloo Housing Authority



Iowa Total


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 Iowa count on this funding to maintain and improve their public housing for many families, especially the most vulnerable – our seniors," said Deputy Regional Administrator, Theresa Porter. "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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