July 11, 2012
Harkin Announces more than $6.8 Million in Community Development and Housing Assistance Grants for Iowa
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today announced that five cities in Iowa have received funding through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant, Emergency Shelter Grant, and the HOME programs. The cities of Ames, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Iowa City, and Sioux City will all receive funds to assist moderate, low and very-low income families improve their economic circumstance and to provide housing.
“The importance of helping those of modest means improve their chance to move upward economically and to provide decent housing is especially crucial for families raising children,” said Harkin. “These funds will help cities with the programs that allow these families to find quality, affordable housing and feel a sense of security in their living situation.”
The Community Development Block Grant program provides annual grants to develop viable urban communities by providing housing and a suitable living environment, principally for low- and moderate-income persons.
The Emergency Shelter Grants program provides annual grants to improve quality and number of emergency homeless shelters.
The HOME program helps to expand the supply of decent affordable housing to low- and very low-income families by providing grants to fund housing programs that meet local needs and priorities.
Details of the Grant are as Follows:
Ames - $511,276.00 from the Community Development Block Grant program.
Cedar Rapids - $1,091,099.00 from the Community Development Block Grant program and $361,579.00 from the HOME program.
Davenport - $1,328,125.00 from the Community Development Block Grant program and $410,918.00 from the HOME program.
Iowa City - $ 638,918.00 from the Community Development Block Grant program and $385,380.00 from the HOME program.
Sioux City - $1,507,259.00 from the Community Development Block Grant program, $197,984.00 from the Emergency Shelter Grants program, and $376,184.00 from the HOME program.