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Senator Murray Announces Over $40 Million for Public Housing Improvement Projects Across Washington State in Economic Recovery Act

Mar 24 2009

Improvement projects at public housing sites throughout Washington will help to create jobs and assist struggling families.

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) announced that Washington state will receive over $40 million for public housing improvement projects throughout the state as part of the American Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. As Chairman of the Senate Housing Appropriations Subcommittee, Murray worked to ensure that job-creating investments in Washington’s local housing agencies were a key component of the Recovery Act.  Senator Murray voted to pass the Recovery Act on February 13th. The bill was signed into law by President Obama on February 17th.

"This will be a shot in the arm for communities throughout our state," said Senator Murray. "In the face of an ongoing recession, this funding will help create local jobs, provide better and more affordable housing, and help struggling families meet their most basic needs .”

The funding announced for Washington state is part of $3 billion included in the Recovery Act for public housing improvement projects.  Funding provided through the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Public Housing Capitol Fund Program will go directly to local housing authorities.

Funding will be distributed to Washington state Housing Authorities as follows:

  • Seattle Housing Authority  - $17,069,888
  • HA of King County   -  $7,442,556
  • HA City of Bremerton   -  $1,457,591
  • HA County of Clallam   -  $637,961
  • HA City of Tacoma   -  $4,096,616
  • HA City of Everett   -  $1,197,744
  • Housing Authority of the City of Vancouver   -  $1,167,376
  • HA County of Kittitas   -  $248,016
  • HA City of Anacortes   -  $268,766
  • HA City of Renton   -  $476,154
  • HA City of Kennewick   -  $375,771
  • HA of Grant County   -  $453,967
  • HA of Asotin County   -  $325,435
  • HA of Grays Harbor County  -   $627,184
  • HA City of Kalama   -  $34,443
  • HA City of Kelso   -  $201,381
  • HA City of Pasco And Franklin County  -   $632,049
  • HA of Island County  -   $203,830
  • Housing Authority City of Bellingham   -  $775,500
  • Housing Authority City of Othello   -  $129,068
  • HA City of Sedro Woolley   -  $189,590
  • HA City of Sunnyside   -  $259,402
  • Kitsap County Consolidated Housing Auth  -   $290,256
  • Housing Authority of Snohomish County   -  $424,727
  • HA of Whatcom County   -  $159,086
  • HA City of Yakima   -  $328,613
  • HA of Pierce County   -  $327,249
  • HA City of Spokane   -  $235,149

See background information on HUD’s Public Housing Capitol Fund Program.