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HUD Region V No. 13-59
Laura J. Feldman
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Thursday
August 8, 2013

HUD AWARDS MICHIGAN HOUSING AUTHORITIES MORE THAN $30 MILLION TO IMPROVE, PRESERVE NATION'S PUBLIC HOUSING STOCK
Housing authorities across the U.S., territories use funding to maintain housing for families, seniors

CHICAGO - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today awarded public housing authorities in Michigan more than $30 million for major large-scale improvements to their public housing units.

See chart below for list of housing authorities in Michigan who will receive this funding.

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 Michigan count on this funding to maintain and improve their public housing for many families, especially the most vulnerable - our seniors," said Antonio R. Riley, HUD's Midwest Regional Administrator. "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.

Public Housing Authority

2013 Capital Funding

Albion Housing Commission

$228,002

Algonac Housing Commission

$64,542

Allen Park Housing Commission

$49,587

Alma Housing Commission

$118,196

Alpena Housing Commission

$192,882

Ann Arbor Housing Commission

$449,356

Baldwin Housing Commission

$87,335

Bangor Housing Commission

$43,228

Baraga Housing Commission

$40,078

Bath Charter Township Housing Commission

$37,225

Battle Creek Housing Commission

$358,958

Bay City Housing Commission

$698,164

Bay County Housing Department

$80,824

Bedford Township Housing Commission

$79,822

Belding Housing Commission

$130,298

Benton Harbor Housing Commission

$421,140

Benton Township Housing Commission

$414,740

Bessemer Housing Commission

$83,467

Big Rapids Housing Commission

$337,090

Boyne City Housing Commission

$72,822

Bronson Housing Commission

$51,221

Cadillac Housing Commission

$119,236

Calumet Housing Commission

$86,038

Caseville Housing Commission

$45,206

Charlevoix Housing Commission

$51,413

Cheboygan Housing Commission

$42,092

Clinton Township Housing Commission

$94,916

Coldwater Housing Commission

$79,779

Covert Public Housing Commission

$35,752

Dearborn Housing Commission

$324,545

Detroit Housing Commission

$8,501,713

Dowagiac Housing Commission

$75,471

Dundee Housing Commission

$63,463

East Jordan Housing Commission

$26,897

East Tawas Housing Commission

$34,011

Eastpointe Housing Commission

$122,811

Ecorse Housing Commission

$218,823

Elk Rapids Housing Commission

$16,165

Escanaba Housing Commission

$140,753

Evart Housing Commission

$107,443

Ferndale Housing Commission

$145,776

Flint Housing Commission

$1,476,042

Gladstone Housing Commission

$78,672

Gladwin City Housing Commission

$62,914

Grand Rapids Housing Commission

$578,768

Grayling Housing Commission

$82,789

Greenville Housing Commission

$94,975

Hamtramck Housing Commission

$865,278

Hancock Housing Commission

$92,718

Hermansville Housing Commission

$18,627

Highland Park Housing Commission

$185,796

Hillsdale Housing Commission

$49,063

Houghton Housing Commission

$73,360

Ingham County Housing Commission

$72,503

Inkster Housing Commission

$973,769

Ionia Housing Commission

$114,145

Iron County Housing Commission

$126,723

Iron Mountain Housing Commission

$91,663

Iron River Housing Commission

$56,054

Ironwood Housing Commission

$131,921

Ishpeming Housing Commission

$132,770

Jackson Housing Commission

$560,640

Kingsford Housing Commission

$65,639

Lake Linden Housing Commission

$63,325

L'Anse Housing Commission

$28,033

Lansing Housing Commission

$1,191,186

Lapeer Housing Commission

$48,495

Laurium Housing Commission

$21,971

Lincoln Park Housing Commission

$95,776

Livonia Housing Commission

$129,811

Luna Pier Housing Commission

$97,891

Mackinac County Housing Commission

$44,130

Manistee Housing Commission

$198,187

Manistique Housing Commission

$63,856

Marquette Housing Commission

$330,530

Marysville Housing Commission

$99,903

Melvindale Housing Commission

$155,398

Menominee Housing Commission

$126,193

Middleville Housing Commission

$41,620

Monroe Housing Commission

$360,941

Montcalm Housing Commission

$39,110

Mount Clemens Housing Commission

$361,851

Mount Pleasant Housing Commission

$124,318

Munising Housing Commission

$68,343

Muskegon Heights Housing Commission

$491,716

Muskegon Housing Commission

$135,490

Negaunee Housing Commission

$64,944

New Haven Housing Commission

$94,452

Niles Housing Commission

$165,366

Ontonagon Housing Commission

$47,075

Paw Paw Housing Commission

$66,321

Plymouth Housing Commission

$87,290

Pontiac Housing Commission

$399,860

Port Huron Housing Commission

$583,156

Potterville Housing Commission

$20,608

Rapid River Housing Commission

$19,477

Reed City Housing Commission

$95,855

River Rouge Housing Commission

$540,162

Rockford Housing Commission

$42,028

Rockwood Housing Commission

$49,470

Rogers City Housing Commission

$31,813

Romulus Housing Commission

$114,811

Roseville Housing Commission

$75,159

Royal Oak Township Housing Commission

$152,782

Saginaw Housing Commission

$720,987

Saint Clair Housing Commission

$50,680

Saint Joseph Housing Commission

$87,620

Saint Louis Housing Commission

$76,513

Saranac Housing Commission

$78,624

Sault Ste Marie Housing Commission

$348,861

Schoolcraft County Housing Commission

$51,956

South Haven Housing Commission

$125,302

South Lyon Housing Commission

$18,920

St Clair Shores Housing Commission

$260,885

Sterling Heights Housing Commission

$128,320

Sturgis Housing Commission

$53,959

Taylor Housing Commission

$76,383

Traverse City Housing Commission

$135,528

Wakefield Housing Commission

$24,532

Wayne Housing Commission

$72,237

Wyoming Housing Commission

$192,834

Ypsilanti Housing Commission

$215,444

Michigan Total

$30,044,397

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