February 12, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $6.6 Million In Federal Funds For Hudson Valley Housing Authorities

Federal Capital Fund Program Will Provide Funding For Housing Authorities Across the Hudson Valley to Develop, Modernize, Improve Facilities for Low-Income Families, Elderly, People with Disabilities

Today, U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $6,659,460 in federal funding for Hudson Valley housing authorities. These funds were allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Public Housing Capital Fund. Schumer and Gillibrand said this funding will help support the housing authorities in Dutchess, Orange, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester Counties to develop, finance, and modernize their public housing facilities for people within the community. The Senators said these public housing agencies are tasked with providing safe rental housing for low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities, and this funding will allow them to improve facilities for those people in most need.

“Having a roof over your head is one of life’s basic necessities, so we must do everything we can to help provide those truly in need with a place to live. This federal funding will help support housing initiatives throughout the Hudson Valley that assist needy families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities to find an affordable place to live,” said Senator Schumer.

“All New Yorkers should have a place to live that is safe and affordable,” said Senator Gillibrand. “This critical funding will help ensure Hudson Valley families and seniors have access to safe affordable housing options and that the community's needs are met.” 

 

The following housing agencies will receive federal funding through this Capital Fund Program through HUD:

-          Poughkeepsie Housing Authority in Dutchess County will receive $598,159.

-          City of Beacon Housing Authority in Dutchess County will receive $251,874.

-          Housing Authority of Newburgh in Orange County will receive $132,394.

-          Port Jervis Housing Authority in Orange County will receive $76,310.

-          Town of Ramapo Housing Authority in Rockland County will receive $169,637.

-          Village of Spring Valley Housing Authority in Rockland County will receive $153,158.

-          Monticello Housing Authority in Sullivan County will receive $131,467.

-          Woodridge Housing Authority in Sullivan County will receive $60,283.

-          Kingston Housing Authority in Ulster County will receive $205,986.

-          Greenburgh Housing Authority in Westchester County will receive $147,725.

-          Mount Kisco Housing Authority in Westchester County will receive $84,740.

-          North Tarrytown Housing Authority in Westchester County will receive $87,443.

-          Peekskill Housing Authority in Westchester County will receive $436,899.

-          Port Chester Housing Authority in Westchester County will receive $460, 658.

-          Tarrytown Municipal Housing Authority in Westchester County will receive $160,643.

-          The Yonkers Municipal Housing Authority in Westchester County will receive $3,815,968.

-          Tuckahoe Housing Authority in Westchester County will receive $146,774.

 

HUD’s Office of Capital Improvement administers the Capital Fund program, which provides funds annually to more than 3,000 public housing agencies (PHAs) across the country. PHAs may use Capital Fund grants for development, financing, modernization, and management improvements. Assistance must be used to modernize and/or develop public housing and must comply with the eligible activities of Section 9(d) of the U.S. Housing Act of 1937.