HUD AWARDS $1.6 MILLION TO VIRGINIA REDEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING AUTHORITIES TO HELP TENANTS RELOCATE

November 18, 2020

HUD R3 No. 20-146                                                                                     FOR RELEASE

Lisa A. Wolfe, 215.430.6640                                                                        Tuesday
lisa.a.wolfe@hud.gov                                                                                  November 17, 2020
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HUD AWARDS $1.6 MILLION TO VIRGINIA REDEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING AUTHORITIES TO HELP TENANTS RELOCATE

RICHMOND, Va. – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $1,619,047 to two redevelopment and housing authorities in the Commonwealth of Virginia to help households with relocation or replacement housing when their Public Housing units are slated under a HUD-approved plan for demolition and disposition actions or mandatory conversion.

The Hopewell Redevelopment and Housing Authority will receive $656,761 to fund 98 tenant protection vouchers for HUD-assisted residents living in the Piper Square Apartments in Hopewell, Virginia. The Petersburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority was awarded $346,146 to support 50 tenant protection vouchers for residents living in Pecan Acres Estates and an additional $616,140 to support 89 tenant protection vouchers for HUD-assisted residents in Pin Oaks Estates, both in Petersburg, Virginia.

“Virginians are facing a great deal of uncertainty during this unprecedented time and should not have added concern if they are displaced due to the need for construction on their home,” said Joe DeFelice, Regional Administrator for HUD’s Mid-Atlantic region. “These funds will bring peace of mind to individuals in impacted housing units and allow them to focus on things that really matter, like the health and well-being of them and their loved ones. “

“HUD wants to ensure families living in public housing are not displaced when they learn their units will no longer be available due to demolition or mandatory conversion,” said Hunter Kurtz, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. “This funding goes a long way with helping HUD keep its commitment to making sure people have decent, safe, and affordable housing.”

The housing assistance announced today is provided through HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher Program, which provides funding that assists very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market.

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HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. The Department’s Mid-Atlantic region includes Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and West Virginia. The regional office is in Philadelphia. Follow HUD Mid-Atlantic and Regional Administrator Joe DeFelice on Twitter and Facebook. Watch regional video messages and #MidAtlanticMeetup, a virtual meeting series, on YouTube, and  read the Region III Recap for the latest news and activities.

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Last modified: November 18, 2020

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