Tuesday, June 22, 2021
June 22, 2021

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Vancouver Housing Authority to receive grant to improve public housing

By , Columbian staff writer

The Vancouver Housing Authority will receive $619,589 to improve its public housing infrastructure as part of a grant program from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The Capital Fund Program provides annual funding for the development and modernization of public housing developments. The Vancouver Housing Authority was one of 23 agencies in Washington to receive funding to build new housing and make repairs to existing homes.

The program announced $30.78 million in statewide grants in a media release on Tuesday.

“As so many in our state and across the country are struggling to keep a roof over their head, it’s critical that our Public Housing Authorities have the resources they need — not just to build and provide shelter, but to ensure that families already in public housing have the safety and the security they need to thrive,” Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., said in the media release. “These federal awards move us closer to ensuring that no family is left out in the cold, or without a safe place to self-isolate during this pandemic.”