Staunton, Waynesboro among localities receiving federal affordable housing grants

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HUD announced more than $94 million in federal funding to support access to safe and affordable housing in Virginia, including local efforts in Staunton and Waynesboro.

The HUD funding was awarded through four grant programs – the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) program, the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program, and the Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) program.

“We are very glad to see nearly $95 million dollars go towards supporting access to affordable housing for folks with the highest need in localities throughout Virginia,” Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, both D-Va., said in a joint statement. “We will continue fighting for grant opportunities that help promote accessible housing in the Commonwealth, including the Community Development Block Grant Program, which the President has proposed eliminating in next year’s budget.”

CDBG grants

The Community Development Block Grant program provides annual grants on a formula basis to states, cities, and counties to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons:

RecipientAmount
Alexandria$1,141,608
Arlington County$1,410,969
Blacksburg$534,243
Bristol$270,304
Charlottesville$419,367
Chesapeake$1,173,205
Chesterfield County$1,464,122
Christiansburg$105,791
Colonial Heights$105,797
Danville$880,085
Fairfax County$5,960,799
Fredericksburg$196,004
Hampton$999,391
Harrisonburg$534,269
Henrico County$1,729,959
Hopewell$210,670
Loudoun County$1,414,208
Lynchburg$714,865
Newport News$1,308,649
Norfolk$4,510,021
Petersburg$632,301
Portsmouth$1,614,295
Prince William County$2,695,308
Radford$179,253
Richmond$4,561,838
Roanoke$1,795,505
Staunton$352,891
Suffolk$480,588
Virginia Beach$2,056,051
Virginia Nonentitlement$18,711,859
Waynesboro city$193,941
Winchester$227,149
 

Total CDBG:

 

$58,585,305

HOME grants

The HOME Investment Partnerships program helps to expand the supply of decent, affordable housing to low- and very low-income families by providing grants to states and local governments to fund housing programs that meet local needs and priorities.

RecipientAmount
Alexandria$585,127
Arlington County$763,647
Blacksburg$616,181
Charlottesville$644,752
Chesapeake$541,217
Chesterfield County$603,376
Danville$268,392
Fairfax County$2,141,854
Hampton$535,029
Henrico County$919,624
Lynchburg$424,288
Newport News$768,487
Norfolk$1,271,867
Portsmouth$429,589
Prince William County$939,588
Richmond$1,609,365
Roanoke$676,053
Suffolk$386,943
Virginia Beach$1,071,400
Virginia Nonentitlement$10,662,286
Winchester$594,194
 

Total HOME:

 

$26,453,259

ESG grants

The Emergency Solutions Grants program provides annual grants to state, local, and private entities to assist people in quickly regaining stability in permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis and/or homelessness. In addition to rapid re-housing and homelessness prevention, the ESG program also provides limited funding for street outreach as well as for improving the quality and number of emergency homeless shelters.

RecipientAmount
Fairfax County$492,880
Henrico County$147,484
Norfolk$385,289
Prince William County$229,582
Richmond$392,068
Roanoke$152,376
Virginia Beach$175,778
Virginia Nonentitlement$3,008,913
 

Total ESG:

 

$4,984,370

HOPWA grants

The Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program provides housing assistance and related supportive services to local units of government, states and non-profit organizations for projects that benefit low-income persons medically diagnosed with HIV/AIDS.

RecipientAmount
Richmond$1,336,130
Virginia Beach$1,939,442
Virginia Nonentitlement$1,224,634
 

Total HOPWA:

 

$4,500,206

 


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