Lincoln, Pryor, Berry, Snyder, Ross Announce Grants to Develop and Improve Public Housing in Arkansas

Washington, DC – June 18, 2010 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Senators Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor and U.S. Representatives Marion Berry (AR-01), Vic Snyder (AR-02) and Mike Ross (AR-04) today announced that 106 housing authorities in Arkansas will receive grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under its Capital Fund program to develop, modernize and better manage public housing units in Arkansas.

“Having a safe and secure place to live is a critical component of building a stable and productive life,” Lincoln said. “I am pleased that Arkansas’s housing authorities will use this funding to expand and improve public housing for families in need throughout our state.”

“A secure home can provide a strong foundation for success,” Pryor said. “These funds will make a real difference in improving the lives of many Arkansas families and is a wise investment in our local communities.”

“A lot of Arkansans rely on public housing to keep a roof over their head, and it is important we help to support these people in need,” Berry said. “These grants providing modern, safe housing will mean people can focus on their jobs and family more, and will in effect benefit everyone in those communities.”

“This funding ensures that Arkansas can make the improvements needed to adequately maintain public housing for our hardworking families and community members,” Snyder said “These improvement projects will also help create jobs in these communities.”

“During these tough economic times, too many Arkansans have lost their jobs or their homes through no fault of their own,” Ross said. “These federal investments will not only help save jobs in the short term, but they will also help many Arkansans get back on their feet, find a job and find a place of their own to call home.”

The following housing authorities received awards:

First District:
Arkansas County – $23,395
Augusta Housing Authority – $159,199
Batesville Housing Authority – $51,820 & $30,621
Beebe Housing Authority – $63,773 (also in 2nd district)
Blytheville Housing Authority – $476,293 & $42,400
Brinkley Housing Authority – $290,242
Caraway Housing Authority – $70,271
Clarendon – $138,072
Cotton Plant Housing Authority – $79,374
Dell Housing Authority – $17,297
Des Arc Housing Authority – $60,186
DeWitt Housing Authority – $156,803
Earle Housing Authority – $104,517
England Housing Authority – $181,457 (also in 2nd and 4th districts)
Forrest City Housing Authority – $696,942 & $93,337
Heber Springs Housing Authority – $98,225
Helena Housing Authority – $478,223
Hickory Ridge Housing Authority – $20,405
Hoxie – $26,740
Hughes Housing Authority – $56,806
Imboden – $54,008
Jacksonville Housing Authority – $146,198 (also in 2nd district)
Jonesboro – $245,977
Judsonia Housing Authority – $36,533 (also in 2nd district)
Lake City Housing Authority – $56,297
Leachville – $127,902
Lonoke County Housing Authority – $164,685
Luxora Housing Authority – $88,871
Mammoth Spring Housing Authority – $28,016
Manila Housing Authority – $125,628
Marianna Housing Authority – $363,896
Marmaduke Housing Authority – $91,584
McCrory Housing Authority – $57,913
Melbourne Housing Authority – $80,649
Monette Housing Authority – $69,266
Newark Housing Authority – $32,376
Newport Housing Authority – $460,583
Osceola – $586,799
Paragould Housing Authority – $280,313
Parkin Housing Authority – $80,491
Pocahontas Housing Authority – $207,711
Poinsett Housing Authority – $529,879
Rector Housing Authority – $106,176
Salem Housing Authority – $67,522
Trumann Housing Authority – $599,891
West Helena Housing Authority – $344,297
West Memphis Housing Authority – $627,749
White River Regional Housing Authority – $154,182
Wilson Housing Authority – $101,442
Wynne Housing Authority – $100,887

Second District:
Atkins Housing Authority – $37,135 (also in 3rd district)
Bald Knob Housing Authority – $60,958
Benton Housing Authority – $152,921 (also in 4th district)
Conway Housing Authority – $213,637
Dardanelle Housing Authority – $118,576 (also in 4th district)
Kensett Housing Authority – $49,673
Little Rock Housing Authority – $1,316,117 & $378,411 & $225,603
Malvern Housing Authority – $266,686 (also in 4th district)
McRae Housing Authority – $23,687
Morrilton Housing Authority – $299,739
North Little Rock Housing Authority – $1,496,755
Ola Housing Authority – $174,575
Searcy Housing Authority – $223,631

Third District:
Alma Housing Authority – $122,316
Booneville – $50,799 (also 4th district)
Clarksville Housing Authority – $240,449
Coal Hill Housing Authority – $25,294
Decatur Housing Authority – $41,850
Dover Housing Authority – $25,010
Fayetteville Housing Authority – $331,165
Fort Smith Housing Authority – $363,639 & $245,025
Greenwood Housing Authority – $43,890 (also in 4th district)
Northwest Regional Housing Authority – $92,168
Ozark Housing Authority – $53,347 (also in 4th district)
Paris Housing Authority – $76,282 (also in 4th district)
Russellville Housing Authority – $238,346
Springdale Housing Authority – $283,147
Van Buren Housing Authority – $285,550
Yellville Housing Authority – $31,216

Fourth District:
Amity Housing Authority – $29,685
Arkadelphia Housing Authority – $135,715
Camden Housing Authority – $778,388
Carthage Housing Authority – $16,933
Crossett Housing Authority – $182,402
Dumas Housing Authority – $164,555
Gould Housing Authority – $27,349
Gurdon Housing Authority – $45,829
Hope Housing Authority – $280,549
Hot Springs Housing Authority – $537,560
Howard County Housing Authority – $244,314
Little River Housing Authority – $196,833
Magnolia – $237,281
McGehee – $83,547
Mount Ida Housing Authority – $31,753
Pike County Housing Authority – $37,885
Pine Bluff Housing Authority – $449,353
Polk County Housing Authority – $255,241
Prescott Housing Authority – $142,147
Rison Housing Authority – $47,622
Sevier Housing Authority – $164,242
Sparkman Housing Authority – $22,012
Star City – $80,245
Stephens Housing Authority – $83,528
Texarkana Housing Authority – $687,895 & $16,807
Waldron Housing Authority – $125,955

Contact:
Lincoln, Marni Goldberg, 202-224-4843
Pryor, Michael Teague, 501-324-6336
Berry, Will Jennings, 202-225-4076
Snyder, Betsy Barrett, 202-225-2506
Ross, Brad Howard, 202-225-0753

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