ProAm: Reed Seeks to Prevent Trump Admin from Hammering Affordable Housing in RI

Published/Posted By: The Providence American
Posted: June 20, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC - After successfully opposing the Trump Administration's draconian cuts to the Public Housing Capital Fund and instead delivering a $6.3 million increase for Rhode Island's allocation for the current fiscal year, U.S. Senator Jack Reed is now leading efforts to prevent Congressional Republicans from clawing back money that should be used to modernize, rehab, and preserve public housing, while also opposing the Trump Administration's proposal to eliminate the program entirely.

This week, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that twenty-four Rhode Island cities and towns will receive a total of $19,934,826 in federal funding to develop, finance, and modernize public housing. The grants are being awarded to local Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) through HUD's Public Housing Capital Fund Program. These federal funds may be used to fix roofs, replace windows, remediate lead and other hazards, and make necessary updates to aging buildings, many of which were built decades ago.

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