Congresswoman Lee Announces $12.8 Million HUD Grants Awarded East Bay

Rep.Barbara Lee speaks during a town hall meeting to address issues underlying recent protests over the killings of unarmed black men by police in Missouri and New York held at the Ed Roberts Campus in Berkeley, Calif., on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015. The Berkeley city council hosted the event where citizens got the chance to voice their concerns and the issues were discussed. (Dan Honda/Bay Area News Group)

Last week, Congresswoman Barbara Lee announced that the Cities of Oakland, Alameda, San Leandro, Albany, Emeryville, and Piedmont received grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development totaling $12,848,957.

Under HUD’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, Albany, Emeryville and Piedmont will receive $196,925 for jurisdictional projects and homeowner rehabilitation projects. Oakland will receive $6,981,948. The District will also receive $25,000 for Fair Housing Counseling and Tenant/Landlord services for constituents living in the awarded cities.

In addition, Alameda and San Leandro will receive $325,750 for projects that will finance construction of new affordable housing projects under HUD’s HOME Consortium program.

In Oakland, the city will receive $2,107,060 in HOME grants to address its housing crisis and $2,503,168 in HOPWA funding to benefit low-income people living with AIDS. Two Emergency Solutions Grants totaling $709,106 will support rapid housing programs in Alameda, San Leandro, and Oakland.

“I’m pleased that the 13th Congressional District will receive these critical federal resources. Congress must assist families in need of affordable housing and ensure critical investments are made to preserve affordable housing programs to address the housing crisis in the East Bay and communities around our nation,” said Lee.


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