Federal Funds Will Support Affordable Housing for Families, Develop Communities in WNY

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U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded $1,760,060 to the City of Jamestown. This money is awarded through HUD's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and the HOME program. These formula grants will support critical housing services for New Yorkers not readily available through any other private or government source.

"The lack of decent, affordable housing is one of the greatest threats to New York State's longterm economic success," said Schumer. "These grants are important because they provide much needed affordable housing to help make sure that people in Jamestown have a solid roof over their heads and viable communities to raise their families in. I will continue to fight for funds that will help improve the quality of life for families in Western New York ."

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program provides annual grants to states and other units of local government to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low and moderateincome persons. CDBG funds can be used to help combat the vacant housing crisis that is choking neighborhood rejuvenation and draining valuable resources in Jamestown and other cities across Western New York.

The HOME program helps to expand the supply of decent, affordable housing to low and very lowincome families by providing grants to States and local governments to fund housing programs that meet local needs and priorities.

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