TITUS ANNOUNCES $20.2 MILLION IN HUD GRANTS FOR SOUTHERN NEVADA

Aug 30, 2017
Press Release

August 30, 2017

Las Vegas – Today Rep. Dina Titus of Nevada’s First Congressional District announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will award Southern Nevada $20,279,979 as part of its Community Planning and Development Program. The funds will go to Clark County and the City of Las Vegas as Community Development Block Grants (CDGB), Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG), HOME program grants, and HOPWA program grants.

“These funds will ensure that the most vulnerable residents of Southern Nevada have roofs over their heads, food on their plates, and opportunities to succeed. Without these grants, non-profit groups that deliver meals to the elderly, provide shelter for the homeless, and protect families from the dangers of poverty would be without vital resources. This is another wake-up call about the need to oppose Trump's draconian budget cut proposals. We have a responsibility to help keep people off the streets and on the pathway to success.”

HUD BREAKOUT OF FUNDING

Year

State

Grant

Recipient

Amount

2017

NV

CDBG

CLARK COUNTY

$ 8,688,016

2017

NV

ESG

CLARK COUNTY

$ 779,912

2017

NV

HOME

CLARK COUNTY

$ 2,775,687

2017

NV

CDBG

LAS VEGAS

$ 4,727,675

2017

NV

ESG

LAS VEGAS

$ 423,205

2017

NV

HOME

LAS VEGAS

$ 1,546,935

2017

NV

HOPWA

LAS VEGAS

$ 1,338,549

 

HUD GRANT DESCRIPTIONS

The Community Development Block (CDBG) Grants program provides annual grants to States and local units of government to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons.

The Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program provides funding to engage homeless individuals and families living on the street; improve the number, quality and operations of emergency shelters for homeless individuals and families; provide essential services to shelter residents, rapidly re-house homeless individuals and families, and prevent families/individuals from becoming homeless. 

The HOME program helps to expand the supply of decent, affordable housing to low- and very low-income families by providing grants to States and local governments to fund housing programs that meet local needs and priorities.

The HOPWA program provides housing assistance and related supportive services to local units of government, States and non-profit organizations for projects that benefit low-income persons medically diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and their families.

The Housing Trust Fund (HTF) provides funding to developers to preserve, rehabilitate and construct housing, primarily for extremely low-income families. At least 80 percent of the funds must be used for the production, preservation, rehabilitation, or operation of rental housing. Up to 10 percent can be used for the following homeownership activities for first-time homebuyers: production, preservation, and rehabilitation; down payment assistance, closing cost assistance, and assistance for interest rate buy-downs.

 

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