Tag: us housing and urban development
The letter also requests an answer as to why HUD’s Uniform Physical Condition Standards have not been appropriately applied to these properties.
In his letter, which he sent on Thursday, Scott stressed the importance of expanding the availability of affordable housing, ensuring housing projects support American jobs and working to make sure every tax dollar spent provides the highest possible return on investment.
Lawson’s office announced on Thursday that the congressman reached out to Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry “to look into the substandard conditions the residents of Hilltop Village Apartments in Jacksonville are having to endure” while painting a grim picture.
HUD noted the new site is “a new resource developed by the Department to help individuals and families in need to locate nearby resources.” With it, “users can search for facilities that provide shelter, clothing, health clinics, and food pantries to those in need” as it “provides mapping and contact information for these service providers and the site is optimized for mobile use.”
The funds are part of $78 million to “help residents of public housing and voucher-assisted housing increase their earned income and reduce their dependency on public assistance and rental subsidies” through the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program.
Carson announced $12.5 million in supplemental housing counseling grants, including more than $390,000 for more than 20 agencies across Florida.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., joined senators from Texas, the Carolinas and Georgia in writing Carson on Thursday, urging him “to swiftly publish, in the Federal Register, the rules that will allow states affected by 2018 disasters to receive Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) assistance.”
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