The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded over $2-billion in annual funding to approximately 3,100 housing authorities across the country. Massachusetts will be receiving $80.8-million.
The grants are provided through HUD’s Capital Fund Program. The funding will allow public housing authorities across the country to build, repair, renovate and/or modernize the public housing in their communities. These housing authorities will be able to complete large-scale improvements such as replacing roofs or making energy-efficient upgrades to replace old plumbing and electrical systems.
For more than 75 years, the federal government has been investing billions of dollars in developing and maintaining public housing, including providing critical support through the Capital Fund grant. Still, there has been a net loss of over 135,000 public housing units since fiscal year 2000, representing an average loss of approximately 9,000 units annually.
Read the HUD study on Capital Needs in the Public Housing Program.
See all the grants awarded by state here.
Below is a list of awards to western Massachusetts housing authorities:
Chicopee Housing Authority $ 836,169
Holyoke Housing Authority $ 1,643,330
North Adams Housing Authority $ 686,584
Northampton Housing Authority $ 205,916
Pittsfield Housing Authority $ 313,847
Springfield Housing Authority $ 3,802,400