Pawtucket Receives Nearly $3 Million and Warwick gets $888,000 in HUD Funds
WASHINGTON,DC - U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) today announced that Pawtucket will receive nearly $3 million and Warwick will receive $888,498 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to revitalize neighborhoods, expand affordable housing and shelter for the homeless and for economic development.I am pleased Pawtucket and Warwick received this vital funding. This money will help provide safe, decent, affordable housing for working families and seniors in Pawtucket and Warwick, said Reed, the ranking member of the Senate Housing Subcommittee, which oversees federal housing issues. The funds for Pawtucket are provided through three different HUD programs: the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG), the Emergency Shelter Grant Program (ESG), and the Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME). The breakdown for Pawtucket follows:Community Development Block Grant Program: $2,098,696Emergency Shelter Grant Program: $89,665Home Investment Partnership Program: $803,463TOTAL: $2,991,824The $888,498 for Warwick is provided solely through the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG). CDBG funds programs that are designed to assist low- and moderate-income residents, including rehabilitating public buildings, providing low-cost loans and increasing services to neighborhood and senior centers. Senator Reed has authored several amendments to restore funding for the CDBG program.The HOME program will allocate funding to assist in rehabilitating housing and the production of affordable rental and homeowner housing.ESG funds will be distributed to public and private organizations for assistance in providing emergency shelters for the homeless.