The U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded nearly $3 million to two Pierce County public housing organizations to make major infrastructure improvements to their facilities.
The Tacoma Housing Authority was awarded approximately $2.74 million, while the Pierce County Housing Authority was awarded $169,967. In total, Washington State received nearly $25.2 million in funding.
The grants are provided through HUD’s Capital Fund Program, which provides annual funding to approximately 3,100 public housing authorities to build, repair, renovate and/or modernize the public housing in their communities. These housing authorities use the funding to do large-scale improvements such as replacing roofs or making energy-efficient upgrades to replace old plumbing and electrical systems.
HUD awarded nearly $1.8 billion to public housing authorities nationwide. More information is available online here.