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HUD No. 13-029
Agatha Gutierrez
(913) 551-6803
www.hud.gov/kansas
FOR RELEASE
Thursday
August 8, 2013

HUD AWARDS KANSAS HOUSING AUTHORITIES $9,563,595 TO IMPROVE,
PRESERVE NATION'S PUBLIC HOUSING STOCK
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 Kansas $9,563,595 that will be used to make major large-scale improvements to their public housing units.

The following housing authorities in Kansas will receive this funding.

State

Public Housing Authority

2013 Capital Funding

Kansas

Agra Housing Authority

$11,011

 

Anthony Housing Authority

$40,878

 

Atchison Housing Authority

$179,892

 

Atwood Housing Authority

$19,967

 

Augusta Housing Authority

$58,929

 

Belleville Housing Authority

$20,379

 

Beloit Housing Authority

$32,011

 

Bird City Housing Authority

$19,009

 

Blue Rapids Housing Authority

$16,734

 

Bonner Springs Housing Authority

$46,228

 

Burrton Housing Authority

$15,118

 

Cawker City Housing Authority

$25,940

 

Chanute Housing Authority

$130,833

 

Chapman Housing Authority

$25,995

 

Cherryvale Housing Authority

$22,394

 

City of Clay Center

$81,024

 

Columbus Housing Authority

$24,910

 

Dodge City Housing Authority

$320,401

 

Downs Housing Authority

$32,212

 

Florence Housing Authority

$23,356

 

Fort Scott Housing Authority

$204,299

 

Frontenac Housing Authority

$22,843

 

Galena Housing Authority

$36,826

 

Garden City Housing Authority

$96,754

 

Gaylord Housing Authority

$10,267

 

Girard Housing Authority

$21,359

 

Great Bend Housing Authority

$73,398

 

Greenleaf Housing Authority

$17,303

 

Halstead Housing Authority

$34,339

 

Hanover Housing Authority

$14,533

 

Hays Housing Authority

$31,075

 

Hill City Housing Authority

$23,905

 

Hillsboro Housing Authority

$19,757

 

Holton Housing Authority

$53,046

 

Horton Housing Authority

$59,363

 

Housing Authority of Medicine Lodge

$34,698

 

Housing Authority of the City of Colby

$116,125

 

Housing Authority of the City of Goodland

$75,179

 

Housing Authority of the City of Herington

$33,649

 

Housing Authority of the City of Hoxie

$27,945

 

Howard Housing Authority

$44,550

 

Humboldt Housing Authority

$46,538

 

Iola Housing Authority

$176,542

 

Jetmore Housing Authority

$17,086

 

Junction City Housing Authority

$127,107

 

Kansas City, KS Housing Authority

$2,404,182

 

Kinsley Housing Authority

$27,445

 

Lawrence/Douglas County Housing Authority

$487,324

 

Leavenworth Housing Authority

$79,947

 

Liberal Housing Authority

$85,303

 

Lincoln Housing Authority

$21,853

 

Lindsborg Housing Authority

$65,111

 

Linn Housing Authority

$15,717

 

Luray Housing Authority

$8,986

 

Lyons Housing Authority

$76,608

 

Manhattan Housing Authority

$315,804

 

Mankato Housing Authority

$20,900

 

Marion Housing Authority

$24,121

 

Minneapolis Housing Authority

$70,530

 

Moundridge Housing Authority

$44,214

 

Neodesha Housing Authority

$54,619

 

Newton Housing Authority

$124,714

 

Nicodemus Housing Authority

$7,317

 

North Newton Housing Authority

$50,680

 

Norton Housing Authority

$31,205

 

Oakley Housing Authority

$38,747

 

Oberlin Housing Authority

$24,817

 

Olathe Housing Authority

$126,122

 

Osborne Housing Authority

$32,115

 

Paola Housing Authority

$79,569

 

Parsons Housing Authority

$121,976

 

Phillipsburg Housing Authority

$34,263

 

Pleasanton Housing Authority

$45,984

 

Russell Housing Authority

$64,372

 

Sabetha Housing Authority

$14,613

 

Salina Housing Authority

$199,447

 

Sedgwick Housing Authority

$18,441

 

Seneca Housing Authority

$63,044

 

Solomon Housing Authority

$17,677

 

South Hutchinson Housing Authority

$135,730

 

St. Francis Housing Authority

$16,883

 

Stafford Housing Authority

$28,463

 

Sterling Housing Authority

$45,713

 

Strong City Housing Authority

$19,578

 

Topeka Housing Authority

$805,999

 

Ulysses Housing Authority

$48,828

 

Valley Falls Housing Authority

$18,601

 

Victoria Housing Authority

$14,378

 

Wamego Housing Authority

$59,741

 

Washington Housing Authority

$43,257

 

Waterville Housing Authority

$13,501

 

Wellington Housing Authority

$75,405

 

Wichita Housing Authority

$720,524

 

Winfield Housing Authority

$53,520

 

Kansas Total

$9,563,595

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 Kansas 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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