Geneva Housing Authority: Grant won’t offset cuts

The Geneva Housing Authority will receive some $281,000 as part of $397.6 million in funds allocated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for public housing improvements in the state.

The funds were announced by U.S. senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand.

The money comes from HUD’s Public Housing Capital Fund, and Schumer and Gillibrand said the funding will help housing authorities develop, finance and modernize their public housing facilities.

“Having a roof over your head is one of life’s basic necessities, so we must do everything we can to help provide those truly in need with a decent and affordable place to live,” Schumer said. “This federal funding will help support affordable housing initiatives throughout New York that assist needy families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities to find an affordable place to live.”

And Gillibrand said the federal government needs “to invest more federal funds to help more low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities in New York with access to affordable and safe housing.”

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