Matthew Cartwright

04/15/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/15/2019 15:53

Cartwright Announces Over $12.8 Million in Housing and Urban Development Funds

Scranton, PA - Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has granted Capital Fund Awards totaling $12,820,565 to housing agencies across Northeastern Pennsylvania.

The Public Housing Capital Fund Award is granted annually by HUD to Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) for the development, financing, and modernization of public housing developments and for management improvements.

The following is a list of Capital Fund Award recipients and the amount provided:

  • The Housing Authority of the City of Carbondale - $719,521
  • Scranton Housing Authority - $2,794,777
  • Lackawanna County Housing Authority - $2,310,310
  • Housing Authority of the County of Luzerne - $2,546,240
  • Housing Authority of the City of Pittston - $716,428
  • The Housing Authority of the City of Hazleton - $549,402
  • Wilkes-Barre Housing Authority - $1,701,047
  • The Housing Authority of the City of Nanticoke - $825,698
  • The Housing Authority of Monroe County - $657,142

'These federal grants are welcome news; they help rebuild, repair, and renovate public housing in our communities,' said Rep. Cartwright, a member of the House Appropriations Committee. 'The funds will make our neighborhoods stronger and ensure that our communities have quality, affordable housing including many people who are elderly or have disabilities. I will continue to support grants that will provide an investment in our communities throughout the district.'

U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) was established through the U.S. Housing Act of 1937. HUD's purpose is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. The funds awarded to the housing authority agencies through HUD gives them the ability to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers, meet the need for quality affordable rental homes, utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life, and build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination.