Engel Announces 2018 HUD Funding for Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, and Yonkers

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Congressman Eliot Engel is the U.S. Representative for New York’s 16th congressional district. He is a member of the Democratic Party. His new district, District 16, contains parts of the Bronx and Westchester County. In Westchester, it includes Yonkers, Mt. Vernon, New Rochelle, Scarsdale. Mamaroneck, Pelham, Pelham Manor, Larchmont, Tuckahoe, Bronxville, Eastchester, Hastings-on-Hudson, Ardsley, Hartsdale, and Rye City. In The Bronx, it includes Riverdale, Woodlawn, Edenwald, Baychester, Williamsbridge, Van Cortlandt Village, and Wakefield, and Co-op City.

WESTCHESTER, NY — May 3, 2018 — Congressman Eliot Engel, a top member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, today announced the cities of Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, and Yonkers have been awarded federal grant money from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) totaling more than $8.7 million for FY 2018.

Affordable housing is such a critical issue here in New York, especially for residents in Westchester,” Engel said. “These federal dollars will allow Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, and Yonkers to develop more affordable housing options, fight homelessness, and help keep working families in their communities.

“I have consistently fought for robust funding for these HUD programs, and will continue advocating for additional federal dollars to help expand affordable housing options in my district.”

The HUD money is broken down into 3 different types of grant programs: Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG), and the HOME Program. The amount each community received for each grant can be found in the table below:

364212 Mount Vernon NY $1,633,848 $467,855 $0
364408 New Rochelle NY $1,441,129 $417,212 $0
367260 Yonkers NY $3,365,440 $1,180,175 $277,639

The Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) program provides annual grants to States and local units of government to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low and moderate-income persons.

The Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program provides funding to engage homeless individuals and families living on the street; improve the number, quality and operations of emergency shelters for homeless individuals and families; provide essential services to shelter residents; rapidly re-house homeless individuals and families; and prevent families/individuals from becoming homeless.

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


SOURCE: Bryant Daniels, Director of Public Affairs, Congressman Eliot L. Engel.


eHeziEngel Announces 2018 HUD Funding for Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, and Yonkers

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  1. Get a new picture Nerd
    I remember you Elliot when we worked in
    Freedom Land back in the day.
    Still shaving nickels ?

    Hezi’s Note: So as far as you are concerned the Congressman looks like a nerd.But you must admit he delivers the money! If as you insinuate he “shaved nickels” in the days of Freedom Land, suggesting he took some of that largesse for himself, I can neither contest you are right or wrong. What I do know is that as a Congressman he has delivered to every community within his district. You may hate him… I judge him on performance. On that he excels.

    If your criteria is worthy of even you believing what you write, it would be considerate of you advising those of us less aware as to how you arrived at your deduction. What is the basis for your rationale. Did then “nerd” Engel not share one of those “shaved nickels” with you? What is your beef?

    Why so angry? Where does that come from? move on and thank your lucky stars he delivers money to a city that has failed on almost every level but to berate those who deliver on promises as opposed to those elected to Office who have yet to deliver on any level except empty and unsupported talk!

    Worse than “fake news” … quackery unexcelled.

    P.S. I am posting this so you understand that your comment is unsubstantiated and irrelevant and meant only to undermine those who you cannot fault for delivering the needed funds to Yonkers. Who would serve you better? You cannot even find one that delivered as much to Yonkers. Keep playing your game and I will place you in my SPAM box so I don’t have to validate your ignorance for those who are unaware that your innuendo is a falsehood… 40 years on or more. Can you measure up to the decades most do not remember?

    Have you looked in the mirror lately? hae you fared so well? When I looked in the mirror a day or so ago, I realized I have not. We must be of similar age. Youth has its charms. Those are days long gone by but no so long ago that I can regard myself as ugly as your comment suggests you have become.

    P.S. I last saw Congressman Engel about a few years ago at a commemoration ceremony at Untermeyer Park. It was a cold and blustery evening. I believe he is a few years older than I but he still could climb a ladder better than I. He delivers on his word. What you you do?

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