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HUD No. 13-031
Agatha Gutierrez
(913) 551-6803
www.hud.gov/nebraska
FOR RELEASE
Thursday
August 8, 2013

HUD AWARDS NEBRASKA HOUSING AUTHORITIES $7,550,240 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 Nebraska $7,550,240 that will be used to make major large-scale improvements to their public housing units.

The following housing authorities in Nebraska will receive this funding.

State

Public Housing Authority

2013 Capital Funding

Nebraska

Ainsworth Housing Authority

$27,280

 

Albion Housing Authority

$39,150

 

Alliance Housing Authority

$72,120

 

Alma Housing Authority

$13,552

 

Ansley Housing Authority

$16,315

 

Auburn Housing Authority

$37,200

 

Aurora Housing Authority

$33,660

 

Bassett Housing Authority

$17,963

 

Bayard Housing Authority

$17,219

 

Beemer Housing Authority

$15,686

 

Bellevue Housing Authority

$58,767

 

Benkelman Housing Authority

$35,165

 

Blair Housing Authority

$82,265

 

Blue Hill Housing Authority

$34,631

 

Bridgeport Housing Authority

$16,309

 

Broken Bow Housing Authority

$86,582

 

Burwell Housing Authority

$61,388

 

Cairo Housing Authority

$15,479

 

Cambridge Housing Authority

$14,500

 

Chappell Housing Authority

$33,066

 

Clarkson Housing Authority

$22,623

 

Clay Center Housing Authority

$28,411

 

Coleridge Housing Authority

$21,156

 

Columbus Housing Authority

$84,941

 

Cozad Housing Authority

$35,243

 

Creighton Housing Authority

$27,516

 

Crete Housing Authority

$32,899

 

Curtis Housing Authority

$21,038

 

David City Housing Authority

$53,684

 

Deshler Housing Authority

$26,682

 

Douglas County Housing Authority

$88,034

 

Edgar Housing Authority

$17,021

 

Emerson Housing Authority

$19,578

 

Fairbury Housing Authority

$46,512

 

Fairmont Housing Authority

$14,270

 

Falls City Housing Authority

$69,875

 

Fremont Housing Authority

$234,641

 

Friend Housing Authority

$22,264

 

Genoa Housing Authority

$19,512

 

Gibbon Housing Authority

$35,575

 

Gordon Housing Authority

$22,502

 

Gothenburg Housing Authority

$74,341

 

Grant Housing Authority

$16,651

 

Greeley Housing Authority

$12,516

 

Gresham Housing Authority

$10,932

 

Hall County Housing Authority

$410,963

 

Harvard Housing Authority

$18,410

 

Hay Springs Housing Authority

$16,332

 

Hemingford Housing Authority

$13,551

 

Henderson Housing Authority

$16,165

 

Hooper Housing Authority

$21,565

 

Humboldt Housing Authority

$21,717

 

Imperial Housing Authority

$18,652

 

Indianola Housing Authority

$20,915

 

Kearney Housing Authority

$184,699

 

Lexington Housing Authority

$78,668

 

Lincoln Housing Authority

$382,899

 

Loup City Housing Authority

$30,603

 

Lynch Housing Authority

$9,800

 

Lyons Housing Authority

$14,535

 

McCook Housing Authority

$29,255

 

Minden Housing Authority

$26,262

 

Nebraska City Housing Authority

$62,004

 

Neligh Housing Authority

$30,312

 

Nelson Housing Authority

$13,393

 

Newman Grove Housing Authority

$14,909

 

Niobrara Housing Authority

$16,614

 

North Loup Housing Authority

$16,540

 

North Platte Housing Authority

$326,482

 

Oakland Housing Authority

$19,465

 

Omaha Housing Authority

$2,988,418

 

Ord Housing Authority

$115,227

 

Oshkosh Housing Authority

$17,147

 

Oxford Housing Authority

$18,487

 

Pawnee City Housing Authority

$46,837

 

Plattsmouth Housing Authority

$49,917

 

Ravenna Housing Authority

$17,447

 

Red Cloud Housing Authority

$48,524

 

Sargent Housing Authority

$17,367

 

Schuyler Housing Authority

$54,398

 

Scotts Bluff County Housing Authority

$176,277

 

Shelton Housing Authority

$15,940

 

St. Edward Housing Authority

$14,079

 

St. Paul Housing Authority

$35,579

 

Stanton Housing Authority

$27,147

 

Stromsburg Housing Authority

$30,468

 

Sutherland Housing Authority

$16,884

 

Syracuse Housing Authority

$17,781

 

Tecumseh Housing Authority

$18,488

 

Tekamah Housing Authority

$22,966

 

Tilden Housing Authority

$16,501

 

Verdigre Housing Authority

$13,800

 

Wayne Housing Authority

$31,815

 

Weeping Water Housing Authority

$15,957

 

Wilber Housing Authority

$24,760

 

Wood River Housing Authority

$17,429

 

Wymore Housing Authority

$21,841

 

York Housing Authority

$57,335

 

Nebraska Total

$7,550,240

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 Nebraska 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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