WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Kay Granger (R-TX), Lead Republican on the House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement after the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced it will award a total of $9,774,395 to Tarrant County, the Tarrant County Housing Assistance Office, the City of Fort Worth, and the Housing Authority of Fort Worth. Over $9,400,000 will be allocated through CARES Act coronavirus relief funding.
“While coronavirus cases continue to decline in Tarrant County and Fort Worth, it is now more important than ever to ensure strong communities where all are safe and with shelter. I’m so pleased to see that HUD will be providing Tarrant County and Fort Worth with nearly $10 million to ensure residents have access to safe, sanitary housing and community structures—among the best ways to combat the spread of the virus.
“HUD’s award of over $9,400,000 in Community Development Block Grants to Tarrant County and Fort Worth will help our local government agencies reduce risk of transmission and prepare for our economic recovery, from providing vulnerable families with emergency housing payments to improving health clinics and food banks to allow for social distancing. HUD’s award of nearly $370,000 through the Housing Choice Voucher Program will also provide the Tarrant County Housing Assistance Office and the Housing Authority of Fort Worth with added resources to help at-risk and low-income residents afford safe, sanitary housing.
“As the Lead Republican on the House Appropriations Committee, I will continue working with President Trump, Governor Abbott, and local leaders to prioritize Texans in need.”
Below is the breakdown of the $10 million in HUD awards for Tarrant and Parker County public housing agencies:
|City of Fort Worth||Community Development Block Grant CARES Act 3rd Tranche||$5,468,206|
|Tarrant County||Community Development Block Grant CARES Act 3rd Tranche||$3,939,788|
|Housing Authority of Fort Worth||Housing Choice Voucher Program Renewal Set-Aside Award||$331,006|
|Tarrant County Housing Assistance Office||Housing Choice Voucher Program Renewal Set-Aside Award||$35,395|