12.11.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $174,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITIES

Shortfall Grants Awarded to Westchester County, The Cities of Geneva and Batavia

Funding Will Assist Housing Agencies Experiencing Financial Insolvency

Schumer, Gillibrand: Access to Affordable Housing Crucial to Public Health and Safety During Pandemic

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $174,305 in federal funding for Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) in Batavia, Geneva, and Sleepy Hollow. The funding was allocated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through Public Housing Operating Fund Shortfall grants. The grants will provide direct support to PHAs experiencing financial insolvency.

“Every New Yorker deserves a safe and secure place to call home, and this federal investment helps public housing authorities get one step closer to achieving that goal,” said Senator Schumer. “As New York faces a rapidly-surging second wave of COVID, we need to do all we can to support affordable housing, especially for our most vulnerable residents. Access to safe and reliable housing will determine whether or not New Yorkers can socially distance and avoid tragedy this holiday season. I will always fight tirelessly for resources that keep New Yorkers safe, especially during these critical times.”

“With COVID-19 cases spiking, New Yorkers need affordable housing they can rely on to stay home and stay safe,” said Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. “So many people are facing housing and economic insecurities that have been exacerbated by the pandemic. Maintaining funding for PHAs will help ensure families living in federally-assisted housing can continue to access safe and clean living through the pandemic and beyond.”

A breakdown of the funding appears below:

PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY

CITY/COUNTY

AWARD AMOUNT

Batavia Housing Authority

Batavia

$55,117

Geneva Housing Authority

Geneva

$18,539

North Tarrytown Housing Authority

Sleepy Hollow

$100,649

TOTAL

$174,305

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