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Rep. Cartwright Announces $220,000 in Federal Funding to Improve Housing in Monroe County

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Monroe County, PA – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today announced that the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Monroe received an award totaling $220,000 through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of Rural Development to repair and rehabilitate housing. The Housing Preservation Grant will support households with health and safety hazards, increase energy efficiency...

Rep. Cartwright Votes to Pass Historic Build Back Better Act

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U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today voted to pass the Build Back Better Act in the U.S. House. This historic legislation crafted by the President and Democrats in Congress will create good-paying jobs and bring more people back into the workforce, cut taxes for the middle class, reduce price pressures and fight climate change. “The Build Back Better Act invests in workforce developme...

Rep. Cartwright Highlights Federal Housing Assistance Opportunities in Lackawanna County

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Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) encouraged Lackawanna County residents struggling to afford housing to consider applying for federal assistance through the Lackawanna County Housing Authority or the Scranton Housing Authority. Both agencies have opened a Housing Choice Voucher Program Section 8 application period, which is the federal government's major program fo...

Cartwright on Biden’s American Jobs Plan: “This is a framework for investing in all of America’s infrastructure, in every part of the nation”

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Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) made the following statement on President Joe Biden’s American Jobs Plan to rebuild our economy and create good-paying jobs for American workers: “I have been calling for an infrastructure bill since I first got to Congress more than eight years ago, and President Biden’s American Jobs Plan is a framework for investing in all of America’s infrastr...

Cartwright Announces $175,000 in Federal Funds to Help Northeastern Pennsylvania Homeowners and Communities

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Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced that NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania is receiving $175,000 in flexible grants from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation, dba NeighborWorks America. "I am proud to have been able to lend a hand in these efforts to help folks pursue their American Dream,” said Rep. Cartwright, member of the House Appropriations ...

Omnibus Includes Funding for NEPA Championed by Cartwright

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U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) made the following statement on the enactment of the omnibus government funding bill containing all 12 fiscal year 2021 appropriations bills. “As an appropriator, I take my job of ensuring our area gets its fair share of federal resources very seriously,” Cartwright said. “In this funding package, we have secured resources that invest in job creation, he...

Cartwright Announces $5,360 to Wilkes-Barre Housing Authority to Support Housing Programs

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Wilkes-Barre, PA – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today announced that the Wilkes-Barre Housing Authority received $5,360 through the U.S. Housing and Urban Development’s Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation Program CARES Act Supplemental HAP Funding Allocation. The Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation Program funding comes as a part of the CARES Act and is granted to Public Housing Authori...

Cartwright Announces $5,368 to Carbondale Housing Authority for Homeless Youth

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U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today announced that the Housing Authority of Carbondale will be awarded a total of $5,368 through the U.S. Housing and Urban Development’s Homeless Foster Youth to Independence Initiative (FYI) program. The FYI program provides housing vouchers to local public housing authorities to prevent or end homelessness among young adults under the age of 25 who ...

Cartwright Passes FY21 Funding Bill to Invest in Coal Communities, Small Businesses, Broadband Expansion

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Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) voted to pass the second fiscal year 2021 “minibus” appropriations package on the House floor. It now advances to the U.S. Senate for consideration. “I’m proud that we’re prioritizing critical investments in former coal communities, funding to combat opioid addition, grants for manufacturers and small businesses, pay raises for our servicemembers,...

Rep. Cartwright Announces Over $3.8 Million in CARES Act Public Housing Funding Coming to NEPA

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U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today announced the release of $3,843,478 to housing agencies across northeastern Pennsylvania. Authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, these operating funds provide Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) the resources needed to prevent, prepare and respond to housing needs throughout the region during the COVID-19 pandemic....