HUD gives New Hampshire $7.9m for housing authority improvementsBy TODD FEATHERS
New Hampshire Union Leader
May 22. 2018 9:25PM
More than a dozen New Hampshire housing authorities will soon see an influx of cash to help with large-scale improvements courtesy of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grants.
The agency announced Tuesday that it had allocated more than $2.6 billion to housing authorities nationwide, and $7.9 million in New Hampshire through its capital fund program.
The money will be used for major projects such as replacing roofs, plumbing, and electrical systems or to upgrade energy efficiency.
“This funding will assist New Hampshire public housing agencies as they work to provide the best housing possible for their residents,” David Tille, HUD’s New England regional administrator, said in a statement.
In total, 14 housing authorities in New Hampshire received capital funding program grants.
Among the top recipients were the Manchester Housing & Redevelopment Authority, which received $2,208,724; the Nashua Housing Authority, which received $1,268,541; the Dover Housing Authority, which received $990,093; the Portsmouth Housing Authority, which received $815,926; and the Concord Housing Authority, which received $540,472.
A 2011 HUD study found that the country’s 1.1 million public housing units are in need of $25.6 billion in large-scale repairs, the agency said in a statement.
“We’ve been deferring maintenance on projects for a while,” Manchester Housing & Redevelopment Authority Executive Director Dick Webster said. “We certainly have a substantial list of things to choose from. But it’s good news, it’s better news than we’ve had in years.”
HUD grants in NH: Where the money is going
More than a dozen New Hampshire housing authorities will soon receive U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grants. Here's the breakdown:
|Berlin Housing Authority||$94,569|
|Claremont Housing Authority||$169,140|
|Concord Housing Authority||$540,472|
|Dover Housing Authority||$990,093|
|Exeter Housing Authority||$206,709|
|Housing Authority of the City of Rochester NH||$441,282|
|Housing Authority of the Town of Newmarket||$106,646|
|Housing Authority of the Town of Salem||$278,893|
|Laconia Housing & Redevelopment Authority||$194,550|
|Lebanon Housing Authority||$310,105|
|Manchester Housing & Redevelopment Authority||$2,208,724|
|Nashua Housing Authority||$1,268,541|
|Portsmouth Housing Authority||$815,926|
|Somersworth Housing Authority||$330,029|
|New Hampshire Total||$7,955,679|