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HUD awards Sullivan Housing Authority $562,578 to modernize housing for families, seniors

By Times Staff

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development last week announced it had awarded more than $2.7 billion in funding to nearly 2,900 public housing authorities in all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to make capital investments in their public housing units.

Sullivan Housing Authority received $562,578 of this funding.

SHA director Toni Anderson says the money will be used at four public housing sites in Sullivan. These are Sullivan Towers, Parkview Terrace, Court Plaza and Sullivan Manor, which is family housing.

She said the funding will go towards roof replacements and repairing sidewalks, patios and parking lots. She says they also have other projects in the works that this funding will help immensely.

The grants are provided through HUD's Capital Fund Program, which offers annual funding to all public housing authorities to build, renovate and/or modernize the public housing in their communities. Housing authorities can use the funding to complete large-scale improvements such as replacing roofs or making energy-efficient upgrades to heating systems and installing water conservation measures.

For more than 80 years, the federal government has been investing billions of dollars in developing and maintaining public housing, including providing critical support through the Capital Fund grants.

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