WASHINGTON, DC — October 3, 2018 — Congressman Eliot L. Engel today announced the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded more than $4.8 million in federal funding to Yonkers. These federal grants have been allocated through the Community Development Block (CDBG) Grants program, the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program, and the HOME program.
“Affordable housing is a critical need and a top priority of mine,“ Engel said. “These federal dollars will go a long way to help Yonkers families access the housing, services and economic opportunities they need to thrive.
Allocations by grant and grant program descriptions can be found below:
CPD Grant Descriptions:
The Community Development Block (CDBG) Grants 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. AMOUNT: $3,365,440
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. AMOUNT: $277,639
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. AMOUNT: $1,180,175
SOURCE: Bryant Daniels, Director of Public Affairs, Congressman Eliot L. Engel