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Cities of Seattle and Longview receive more than $16 million combined in Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) program awards 

The bulk of these awards come from Community Development Block (CDBG) Grants and the HOME program, which Senator Murray successfully fought to protect

Senator Murray: “These significant federal housing investments will go a long way in Seattle and Longview to help ensure every family in Washington state has access to a safe, stable, and secure home”

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced housing awards totaling more than $15.5 million for the City of Seattle and more than $600,000 for the City of Longview. The funding comes largely from two Department of Housing and Urban Development grant programs—the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and the HOME program—which fund the acquisition and construction of secure, affordable housing for people and families in need. The awards will also be funded through the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program, which provides critical stable housing for people diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and their families, as well as the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program, which funds rapid re-housing and homelessness prevention efforts.

“These significant federal housing investments will go a long way in Seattle and Longview to help ensure every family in Washington state has access to a safe, stable, and secure home,” Senator Murray said. “As a voice for our state in the Senate, I will continue fighting to strengthen federal investments in critical Washington state priorities like affordable housing, which offer a helping hand to some of our most vulnerable friends and neighbors.”

See a full breakdown of federal awards going to Washington state below.

State

Grant

Recipient

Amount

WA

CDBG

LONGVIEW

$ 314,548

WA

HOME

LONGVIEW

$ 308,769

WA

CDBG

SEATTLE

$ 9,339,546

WA

ESG

SEATTLE

$ 805,090

WA

HOME

SEATTLE

$ 3,043,164

WA

HOPWA

SEATTLE

$ 2,600,883

As a senior member of the Senate subcommittee responsible for housing appropriations, Senator Murray has been instrumental in continuing the CDBG and HOME programs, fighting not only to save the HOME program from near elimination, but successfully working to increase its funding in a 2015 spending bill and protect that funding from attacks from the Trump Administration in spending bills over the past two years. The funding from these grant programs is distributed on a formula basis.

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