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Thursday
August 8, 2013

HUD AWARDS OKLAHOMA HOUSING AUTHORITIES OVER $14 MILLION TO IMPROVE AND PRESERVE PUBLIC HOUSING STOCK
Oklahoma Housing Authorities use funding to maintain housing for families, seniors

OKLAHOMA CITY - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today awarded public housing authorities in Oklahoma $14,420,904 that will be used to make major large-scale improvements to their public housing assets. See the end of this release for a list of housing authorities and grant amounts.

The grants announced today are part of 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 Oklahoma count on this funding to maintain and improve their public housing for many families, especially the most vulnerable - our seniors," said Mark Brezina, Acting 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. 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.

Capital Fund Grants for Oklahoma

Housing Authority of Osage County

$289,291

Housing Authority of the Caddo Electric Cooperative

$37,848

Housing Authority of the Choctaw Electric Cooperative

$100,842

Housing Authority of the City of Ada

$256,920

Housing Authority of the City of Afton

$23,623

Housing Authority of the City of Anadarko

$86,463

Housing Authority of the City of Atoka

$119,294

Housing Authority of the City of Beggs

$45,724

Housing Authority of the City of Boley

$11,957

Housing Authority of the City of Boswell

$18,599

Housing Authority of the City of Bristow

$148,586

Housing Authority of the City of Broken Bow

$151,024

Housing Authority of the City of Coalgate

$77,681

Housing Authority of the City of Comanche

$36,528

Housing Authority of the City of Commerce

$35,314

Housing Authority of the City of Del City

$85,056

Housing Authority of the City of Drumright

$152,049

Housing Authority of the City of Elk City

$162,637

Housing Authority of the City of Geary

$26,583

Housing Authority of the City of Grandfield

$40,903

Housing Authority of the City of Guthrie

$137,969

Housing Authority of the City of Haileyville

$20,492

Housing Authority of the City of Hartshorne

$40,091

Housing Authority of the City of Heavener

$27,027

Housing Authority of the City of Henryetta

$50,186

Housing Authority of the City of Hobart

$77,452

Housing Authority of the City of Holdenville

$69,552

Housing Authority of the City of Hugo

$249,370

Housing Authority of the City of Idabel

$214,057

Housing Authority of the City of Keota

$18,721

Housing Authority of the City of Kingston

$20,232

Housing Authority of the City of Konawa

$35,806

Housing Authority of the City of Krebs

$38,215

Housing Authority of the City of Langston

$75,241

Housing Authority of the City of Lawton

$307,469

Housing Authority of the City of Madill

$41,994

Housing Authority of the City of Maud

$44,739

Housing Authority of the City of McAlester

$310,613

Housing Authority of the City of Miami,Oklaho

$262,628

Housing Authority of the City of Minco

$36,609

Housing Authority of the City of Muskogee

$438,691

Housing Authority of the City of Newkirk

$45,322

Housing Authority of the City of Norman

$185,510

Housing Authority of the City of Oilton

$17,924

Housing Authority of the City of Oklahoma City

$3,683,083

Housing Authority of the City of Pauls Valley

$60,882

Housing Authority of the City of Pawnee

$34,318

Housing Authority of the City of Ponca City

$192,542

Housing Authority of the City of Sayre

$39,427

Housing Authority of the City of Seminole

$125,735

Housing Authority of the City of Shawnee

$515,126

Housing Authority of the City of Snyder

$55,103

Housing Authority of the City of Stigler

$34,226

Housing Authority of the City of Stillwater

$150,107

Housing Authority of the City of Stilwell

$83,730

Housing Authority of the City of Stroud

$43,665

Housing Authority of the City of Tecumseh

$57,759

Housing Authority of the City of Tulsa

$2,981,440

Housing Authority of the City of Walters

$28,860

Housing Authority of the City of Watonga

$46,394

Housing Authority of the City of Waurika

$98,142

Housing Authority of the City of Waynoka

$29,148

Housing Authority of the City of Wetumka

$57,014

Housing Authority of the City of Wewoka

$95,833

Housing Authority of the City of Wilburton

$36,440

Housing Authority of the City of Wynnewood

$26,985

Housing Authority of the City of Yale

$28,264

Housing Authority of the Cookson Hills Electric Co

$36,958

Housing Authority of the Kiamichi Electric Coop

$150,975

Housing Authority of the Town of Antlers

$92,234

Housing Authority of the Town of Apache

$30,897

Housing Authority of the Town of Cache

$32,757

Housing Authority of the Town of Cement

$34,545

Housing Authority of the Town of Cheyenne

$21,512

Housing Authority of the Town of Clayton

$29,383

Housing Authority of the Town of Cushing

$38,327

Housing Authority of the Town of Cyril

$20,530

Housing Authority of the Town of Fort Cobb

$21,853

Housing Authority of the Town of Fort Gibson

$65,425

Housing Authority of the Town of Granite

$30,613

Housing Authority of the Town of Hydro

$16,620

Housing Authority of the Town of Indiahoma

$7,572

Housing Authority of the Town of Lone Wolf

$26,088

Housing Authority of the Town of Mangum

$55,740

Housing Authority of the Town of Mountain Park

$16,877

Housing Authority of the Town of Mountain View

$47,470

Housing Authority of the Town of Prague

$38,826

Housing Authority of the Town of Ringling

$46,838

Housing Authority of the Town of Roosevelt

$7,457

Housing Authority of the Town of Ryan

$55,178

Housing Authority of the Town of Seiling

$13,059

Housing Authority of the Town of Sterling

$22,812

Housing Authority of the Town of Stratford

$63,667

Housing Authority of the Town of Talihina

$31,370

Housing Authority of the Town of Temple

$28,269

Housing Authority of the Town of Terral

$11,645

Housing Authority of the Town of Tipton

$21,049

Housing Authority of the Town of Tishomingo

$36,447

Housing Authority of the Town of Tuttle

$18,062

Housing Authority of the Town of Valliant

$15,428

Housing Authority of the Town of Weleetka

$23,660

Housing Authority of the Town of Wister

$33,706

Oklahoma Total

$14,420,904

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