Kaptur Announces Nearly $4.5 Million in Emergency Federal Funds to Support Affordable Housing Programs Across Northern Ohio During COVID-19 Pandemic

May 1, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) announced $4,425,942.00 in Department of Housing and Urban Development Rental Assistance Funding to provide support for public housing authorities across Northern Ohio as communities face the COVID-19 challenge.

 

The funding was included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The legislation provides $1.25 billion for Tenant Based Rental Assistance and $685 million in Operating Funds Expenses that are distributed by formula. These funds are critical to prevent homelessness and provide important rental assistance to those who need it the most given the ever increasing economic hardship due to COVID-19.

 

“I’m glad to see critical, emergency funding from the CARES Act going to families and communities in our region who really need the assistance,” said Rep. Kaptur. “We are living in unprecedented times. In these challenging circumstances, clean, safe, and affordable housing is critical for Americans to be able to weather the public health and economic storm, while also having a foundation for a swift economic recovery after the crisis subsides. I’m glad to have partnered with my fellow Democrats in Congress to ensure robust emergency rental assistance funding for these important programs was included in the CARES Act. Going forward, I will continue to fight to ensure Northern Ohio families get what they deserve in terms of federal coronavirus relief.”

 

Tenant-Based Rental Assistance, which funds the Housing Choice Voucher program. Includes funding for increased subsidy costs as well as administrative and other expenses incurred by public housing authorities (PHAs), including "activities to support or maintain the health and safety of assisted individuals and families, and costs related to retention and support of participating owners." Funds were allocated based on need, as determined by the HUD Secretary.

  • Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority: $579,320
  • Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority: $405,630
  • Erie Metropolitan Housing Authority: $109,088
  • Parma Public Housing Agency: $99,566

 

Operating Fund grants, to be used to maintain the operation of public housing properties and support coronavirus-related expenses, including health and safety activities for residents, and education and childcare needs of impacted families. Funds were allocated to PHAs as additional FY2020 funding based on the operating fund formula.

  • Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority: $1,912,170.00
  • Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority: $1,137,968.00
  • Erie Metropolitan Housing Authority: $144,141.00
  • Parma Public Housing Agency: $38,059.00

 

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