The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded Valley housing authorities with millions of dollars in grants to support public housing developments and homeless programs.
HUD gave out $1.7 billion through its Capital Fund Program early this month to help housing authorities build, repair, renovate or modernize public housing units.
Many authorities use the funding to install new roofs, or to make energy efficient improvements such as replacing old plumbing and electrical systems, the department said.
Here are the local recipients:
- Fresno Housing Authority received a total of $3.2 million to divide between the city and county.
- Kings County Housing Authority received $476,005.
- Housing Authority of the city of Madera received $329,942.
- Tulare County Housing Authority received $1.1 million.
In a separate program called Continuum of Care, HUD awarded $57 million nationally to housing authorities to pay for a homeless services including street outreach, assessment, and transitional and permanent housing for the homeless.
Visalia, Kings and Tulare counties received a total of $611,724. Fresno and Madera counties received $5.7 million.