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Congressman Matt Cartwright

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Cartwright Announces over $17 Million in HUD Funds to NEPA and Lehigh Valley Housing Agencies

May 25, 2018
Press Release

Scranton – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has granted Public Housing Capital Fund Awards totaling $17,513,760 to housing agencies across Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley.

The Public Housing Capital Fund Award is granted annually by HUD to Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) for the development, financing, and modernization of public housing developments and for management improvements.

“I am a strong advocate for federal funds that enable public housing authorities to maintain operations and address their backlogs of capital repairs,” said Rep. Cartwright, a member of the House Appropriations Committee. “Federal funding is critical to providing low-income households in our state with adequate housing, including many people who are elderly or have disabilities. I am glad that these funds will provide an investment into our community and ensure invaluable housing services to vulnerable Pennsylvanians.”

The following is a list of Operating Subsidy award recipients and the amount provided:

Lackawanna County:

o   Lackawanna County Housing Authority ($2,216,551)

o   Scranton Housing Authority ($2,675,953)

o   Housing Authority of the City of Carbondale ($689,072)

Luzerne County:

o   Housing Authority of the City of Pittston ($688,847)

o   Housing Authority of the County of Luzerne ($2,442,678)

o   Wilkes-Barre Housing Authority ($1,634,231)

Northampton County:

o   Bethlehem Housing Authority ($3,635,819)

o   Easton Housing Authority ($1,267,788)

o   Northampton County Housing Authority ($170,904)

Carbon County Housing Authority ($294,024)

Housing Authority of Monroe County ($610,869)

Schuylkill County Housing Authority ($1,187,024)

U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) was established through the U.S. Housing Act of 1937. HUD’s purpose is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. The funds awarded to the housing authority agencies through HUD gives them the ability to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers, meet the need for quality affordable rental homes, utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life, and build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination.

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