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Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty

Representing the 5th District of Connecticut

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Connecticut Congressional Delegation Announces Over $35 Million in HUD Funding to Improve Public Housing, Protect Children and Families from Lead Hazards

June 30, 2017
Press Release
Cities and Towns throughout Connecticut will receive over $23 Million in Capital Fund Awards for Public Housing Agencies, over $12.5 Million in Lead Based Paint Hazard Control grants

(Hartford, CT)- Today, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) and U.S. Representatives John Larson (CT-1), Joe Courtney (CT-2), Rosa DeLauro (CT-3), Jim Himes (CT-4), and Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) announced two grants from the U.S. Department of  Housing and Urban Development (HUD) totaling $35,602,295.
 
HUD’s Public Housing Capital Fund will award $23,027,295 for the development, financing, and modernization of public housing developments and for management improvements for housing authorities throughout the state. In addition, HUD’s Lead Based Paint Hazard Control program will award $12,575,000 to Hartford, Bridgeport, Waterbury and the State of Connecticut to identify and control lead-based paint and other home health and safety hazards in eligible privately owned housing.
 
“These critical federal dollars will help update, improve, and protect housing for Connecticut families, children, and seniors—making countless homes more modern, safe, and healthy places to live and grow. From repairs and renovations to detecting lead hazards, the grants announced today will make a longstanding, positive impact in neighborhoods from Bridgeport to Brooklyn. We applaud HUD for their continued investment in our communities and will continue to fight to protect and preserve this funding from any ruthless cuts for years to come,” said the delegation. 
 
The delegation has steadfastly opposed President Trump’s proposed 13% overall cut to HUD’s budget, including a proposed $1.3 billion cut from the Public Housing Capital Fund.
 
The breakdown of the funding is below:
Lead Based Paint Hazard Control- $12,575,000
 
State of Connecticut- The State of Connecticut will be awarded $3 million in Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration grant program funding and $400,000 in Healthy Homes Supplemental funding. The State will address lead hazards in 232 housing units providing safer homes for low and very low-income families with children. The State will also perform healthy homes assessments in 232 units and remediation in 95 units. 
 
City of Hartford- The City of Hartford will be awarded $3 million in Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration grant program funding and $400,000 in Healthy Homes Supplemental funding. The City of Hartford will address lead hazards in 197 housing units providing safer homes for low and very low-income families with children. 
 
City of Bridgeport- The City of Bridgeport will be awarded $2.5 million in Lead Based Paint Hazard Control grant program funding and $375,000in Healthy Homes Supplemental funding. The City will address lead hazards in 150 housing units providing safer homes for low and very low-income families with children. 
 
City of Waterbury- The City of Waterbury will be awarded $2.5 million in Lead Based Paint Hazard Control grant program funding and $400,000 in Healthy Homes Supplemental funding. The City will address lead hazards in 165 housing units providing safer homes for low and very low-income families with children.  
 
Public Housing Capital Fund Program- $23,027,295
 
Housing Authority of the City of Bridgeport         $4,011,186.00
Housing Authority Of The City Of Norwalk         $1,310,296.00
Housing Authority of the City of Hartford             $1,828,473.00
Housing Authority of the City of New Haven        $3,350,860.00
Housing Authority of the City of New Haven        $243,468.00
Housing Authority of the CIty of New Britain       $1,174,872.00
Waterbury Housing Authority                                $1,344,339.00
Housing Authority of the City of Stamford            $972,336.00
Middletown Housing Authority                               $416,485.00
Willimantic Housing Authority                                $387,387.00
Housing Authority of the City of Meriden             $807,859.00
East Hartford Housing Authority                           $810,576.00
Housing Authority of the City of Ansonia              $409,548.00
Norwich Housing Authority                                     $206,143.00
Greenwich Housing Authority                                 $460,714.00
Housing Authority of the City of Danbury             $511,583.00
Housing Authority of the City of Danbury             $37,670.00
New London Housing Authority                             $263,618.00
Bristol Housing Authority                                        $719,998.00
Putnam Housing Authority                                      $234,047.00
Winchester Housing Authority                                $114,469.00
Manchester Housing Authority                               $387,118.00
Housing Authority of the Town of Stratford         $439,648.00
Vernon Housing Authority                                      $275,587.00
West Haven Housing Authority                               $732,926.00
Milford Redevelopment Housing Partnership       $372,139.00
Torrington Housing Authority                                $365,539.00
Windsor Locks Housing Authority                         $78,261.00
Housing Authority of the Town of Seymour          $103,602.00
Portland Housing Authority                                    $75,793.00
Housing Authority of the Town of Glastonbury    $330,607.00
Naugatuck Housing Authority                                 $181,034.00
New Canaan Housing Authority                             $26,337.00
Bloomfield Housing Authority                                 $26,979.00
Housing Authority of the Town of Brooklyn         $15,798.00

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