On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., announced that Tampa was getting more than $3 million in funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Castor said that HUD was sending $3,075,937 to Tampa in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to help the city government deal with the continued coronavirus pandemic. The funds come from the $2.3 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that Congress and the White House agreed to at the end of March.
“Months into the COVID-19 pandemic, I am continuing to work hand-in-hand with Mayor Castor to aid our neighbors and ensure families stay afloat. This CARES Act funding is intended for critical local needs like affordable housing and COVID-19 safety measures to help neighbors who are facing economic uncertainty. We are all in this fight together, and I’m committed to bringing every resource possible,” said Castor.
“We could not be more excited to receive this federal funding. This grant provides a critical component to realizing our affordable housing needs and goals. Thank you to Congresswoman Castor for always being a champion for the city of Tampa and our community. Because of grants like these more residents will be able to continue to call our great city home,” said Tampa Mayor Jane Castor.
Back in April, Congresswoman Castor announced $1,894,705 in CDBG funds for Tampa.
Turning 54 last month, Castor is now in her sixth term on Capitol Hill. She currently leads the U.S. House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. Representing parts of Hillsborough County, Castor sits in a solidly Democratic district. She faces Republican businesswoman Christine Quinn, who Castor easily bested in 2016, in November.
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