The Barnstable Housing Authority has received $74,521 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Capital Fund Program.
“This funding is critical for housing authorities to maintain and improve public housing conditions for their residents,” said HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan, via a press release. “However, with a significant repair backlog, I am encouraged by new, innovative long-term solutions HUD is exploring that can be combined with this funding to not only protect and preserve this housing for the next generation, but to also build the quality infrastructure necessary for families to thrive.”
Public housing authorities in Massachusetts were given $50.3 million for large-scale, public housing improvements. HUD uses a formula that considers number, type and age of units in a community to determine the annual grant amount.