This week, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, D-Fla., cheered almost $1.4 million in federal funds going to help housing in the Florida Keys.
Mucarsel-Powell showcased $1,372,951 in grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) which are going to Key West and the Monroe County Housing Authorities.
“One of the most challenging issues facing South Florida is the lack of affordable and workforce housing, and the Housing Authorities of Key West and Monroe County provides much-needed housing assistance to low-income, elderly, and disabled residents through programs such as Low Rent Public Housing and the Section 8 Housing Voucher Program,” the congresswoman’s office noted.
“Almost three years ago, Hurricane Irma destroyed more than 4,000 homes in the Florida Keys—making affordable and workforce housing even more challenging to find than it already was. I’m pleased to see HUD prioritizing housing in South Florida at a time when it’s needed most,” said Mucarsel-Powell on Monday. “The Housing Authorities in Key West and Monroe help hard-working Floridians find safe and stable housing, and ensure that local economies have the workforce needed to thrive. I will continue working to ensure our local Housing Authorities receive the funding they need to continue serving South Florida families.”
The City of Key West Housing Authority is getting the bulk of the funds with $1,278,033 penciled in for that organization. The Monroe County Housing Authority is lined up to receive $94,918.
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