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Sen. Brown Announces More Than $39.4 Million in New Federal Resources To Improve Housing Infrastructure in East and Northeast Ohio

Sen. Brown Announces More Than $39.4 Million in New Federal Resources To Improve Housing Infrastructure in East and Northeast Ohio

Department of Housing and Urban Development Awards Nearly $73 Million Statewide

WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 16, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) – ranking member of the of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs – today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Capital Fund Program has awarded $39,446,320 to improve public housing infrastructure in east and northeast Ohio. This funding allows authorities to make critical improvements to their housing units, including roof replacements and plumbing and electrical system upgrades, along with asbestos and lead paint removal. According to HUD, the U.S. loses nearly 10,000 public housing units each year due to disrepair, making these investments in critical repairs all the more important.

“This is about improving the safety and sustainability of affordable housing,” Brown said. “This federal support will help ensure that our public housing authorities can continue to provide Ohioans with a place to call home.”

The public housing authorities awarded funds in east and northeast Ohio are below:

Metropolitan Housing Authority

Award Amount

Akron

$6,612,602

Ashtabula

$725,174

Columbiana

$577,414

Coshocton

$163,870

Cuyahoga

$19,733,537

Erie

$288,224

Geauga

$255,569

Harrison

$49,700

Jefferson

$846,153

Lake

$217,490

Lorain

$2,041,652

Medina

$70,586

Morgan

$73,410

Parma

$67,736

Portage

$386,443

Stark

$3,423,914

Trumbull

$1,722,688

Wayne

$233,561

Youngstown

$1,956,597

TOTAL

$39,446,320

Fifty-two Ohio public housing authorities received $72,912,128 in total funding.

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