Mark R. Warner

08/21/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 08/22/2019 14:13

Warner & Kaine Applaud Nearly $800,000 in Federal Funding for Public Housing Improvements in Portsmouth and Chesapeake

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine applauded $779,300 in federal grants to improve the conditions of public housing units in Portsmouth and Chesapeake. The funding was awarded through the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

'Virginians deserve to feel safe in their homes,' the Senators said. 'We applaud this federal funding that will strengthen the well-being and security of these communities.'

Portsmouth Redevelopment and Housing Authority will receive $249,300 for security cameras and fencing at the Swanson Homes and Seaboard Square I and II developments to strengthen security and monitoring.

The Chesapeake Redevelopment and Housing Authority will receive $530,000 to conduct lead-based paint risk assessments, inspections, abatement, interim controls, and clearance examinations. HUD is awarding grants to 38 public housing agencies across the country to identify and eliminate lead-based paint hazards in public housing units.