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Senator Murray Announces $11 Million for Affordable Housing in Washington State

Jun 04 2009

Treasury Department funding will help purchase or rehabilitate housing for low-income families

Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) announced that $10,979,349 has been made available to the Washington State Housing Finance Commission to help provide affordable housing for low-income families across Washington state.

"This funding will put people to work immediately and will be a shot in the arm for communities throughout Washington state," said Senator Murray. "As we work our way out of this recession, this funding will help create local jobs, provide better and more affordable housing, and help struggling families meet their most basic needs.”

This funding comes from the more than $3 billion set aside in the Recovery Act to put people to work building quality, affordable housing for individuals and families affected by the current crisis.

As chairman of the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Subcommittee, Senator Murray worked to ensure that investments in affordable housing were included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.  Senator Murray voted to pass the Recovery Act on February 13th. The bill was signed into law by President Obama on February 17th.