Congressman Lee Zeldin announced the Town of Brookhaven will receive over $5 million in federal grants from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to support a variety of affordable housing initiatives.
“Long Island is one of the most beautiful places in America to live, but too many Long Islanders struggle to raise families here due to the high cost of living,” said Congressman Zeldin. “Every level of government must rise to meet this shared challenge whether its lowering taxes, cultivating good paying jobs or supporting programs that encourage a variety of affordable housing options, and this critical federal funding will help make an immediate, substantive difference in the lives of so many.”
The Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded the following to the Town of Brookhaven:
$2,226,026 for the Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) program which provides annual grants to and state and local governments to provide decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons.
$2,173,110 for the HOPWA program which provides housing assistance and related supportive services to local units of government, States and non-profit organizations for projects that benefit low-income persons medically diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and their families.
$952,172 for the HOME program which helps to expand the supply of decent, affordable housing to low- and very low-income families by providing grants to States and local governments to fund housing programs that meet local needs and priorities.
$195,015 for the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program which provides annual grants to State, local, and private entities to assist people in quickly regaining stability in permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis and/or homelessness. In addition to rapid re-housing and homelessness prevention, the ESG program also provides limited funding for street outreach as well as for improving the quality and number of emergency homeless shelters.