The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded $14,683,513 to public housing authorities in Nebraska.
Here in the Panhandle, nine public housing authorities received funding totaling $778,065, and are listed below:
- Alliance Housing Authority- $141,780
- Bayard Housing Authority- $39,356
- Bridgeport Housing Authority- $32,089
- Chappell Housing Authority- $66,476
- Gordon Housing Authority- $44,734
- Hay Springs Housing Authority- $32,137
- Hemingford Housing Authority- $26,993
- Oshkosh Housing Authority- $34,779
- Scotts Bluff County Housing Authority- $359,721
The grants are provided through HUD’s Capital Fund Program, which offers annual funding to all public housing authorities to build, renovate, and/or modernize the public housing in their communities.
Housing authorities can use the funding to complete large-scale improvements such as replacing roofs or making energy-efficient upgrades to heating system and installing water conservation measures.
In total, HUD awarded more than $2.7 billion in funding to nearly 2,900 public housing authorities (PHAs) in all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to make capital investments in their public housing units.