Washington, DC – September 25, 2009 – (RealEstateRama) — Congressman Baron Hill is pleased to announce that the Housing Authority of the City of New Albany is set to receive almost three million dollars in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grants through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to improve public housing for seniors and disabled persons.According to a release issued by HUD, these grants will allow public housing authorities throughout the country to make necessary improvements to public housing communities that will specifically address the needs of seniors and persons with disabilities.
These awards will give 44 housing authorities nationwide the funding necessary to modify existing public housing units to make them fully accessible or to convert them to be used as space for service provision for seniors and persons with disabilities, thereby helping them to live independently. Housing authorities can also use this funding to improve community facilities to make such spaces accessible and to provide additional space for supportive services targeted to these groups.
The Housing Authority of the City of New Albany is receiving four separate grants with a total amount of $2,707,500. They are:
• $1,105,000.00 for Parkview
• $590,000.00 for Riverside Terrace
• $662,500.00 for Riverview Towers
• $350,000.00 for Parkview Towers
“This is a significant amount of grant money that will go toward making significant improvements to aid seniors and disabled individuals in our communities,” Hill said. “I applaud Bob Lane and his staff for securing this grant money, and am pleased we continue to see stimulus funds flowing directly back to Southern Indiana.”
Contact: Katie Moreau PHONE (202) 225-5315