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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson announced $472 million nationally in CARES Act funding to help low-income families during the coronavirus pandemic, including $5.3 million to 49 public housing authorities (PHAs) throughout Indiana.

This funding can be used by public housing authorities to help families assisted by Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV) and Mainstream vouchers prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus. 

“This funding will provide additional resources to public housing authorities to make sure people have a decent, safe, and affordable place to call home,” said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. “HUD continues to work with our public housing authorities to protect American families from this invisible enemy, including vulnerable residents in the Housing Choice Voucher Program.”

“These new funds are important and will go a long way to help low-income residents secure and retain affordable housing during this unprecedented time,” said Hunter Kurtz, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing.

“Public housing authorities have a vital role to play as we continue our COVID‑19 recovery efforts,” said Joseph P. Galvan, HUD Midwest Regional Administrator. “We will continue working diligently to overcome this as expeditiously as possible.”

The Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV) includes the Mainstream Program that provides tenant-based vouchers serving low-income households.

The eligible coronavirus-related activities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Procuring cleaning supplies and/or services to maintain safe and sanitary HCV units, including common areas of PHA-owned Project-Based Voucher (PBV) projects.
  • Relocation of participating families to health units or other designated units for testing, hospitalization, or quarantine, or transportation to these locations to limit the exposure that could be caused by using mass transportation.
  • Additional costs to supportive services vendors incurred due to coronavirus.
  • Costs to retain or increase owner participation in the HCV Program, such as incentive or retention costs (e.g. the PHA offers the owner an incentive payment to participate in recognition of added difficulties of making units available for HCV families to rent while stay-at-home orders or social distancing practices are in effect).
  • Costs for providing childcare for the children of PHA staff that would not have otherwise been incurred (e.g. children are at home due to school closings, PHA staff are working outside of regular work schedules, etc.).

For more information on HUD’s response to the novel coronavirus pandemic and the actions the Department has taken, please visit HUD.gov/coronavirus. Public housing authorities across the nation have jumped into action to help assist their tenants and their communities during this unprecedented time. Read more about their stories featured in HUD’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors campaign, here.

The following public housing authorities across Indiana received funding:

State
Public Housing Authority
City
Amount
IN
Housing Authority of the City of Anderson
Anderson
 $          181,719
IN
Housing Authority City of Bedford
Bedford
 $            18,991
IN
Knox County Housing Authority
Bicknell
 $            25,407
IN
Bloomfield Housing Authority
Bloomfield
 $              3,456
IN
Housing Authority of the City of Bloomington
Bloomington
 $          177,736
IN
Brazil Housing Authority
Brazil
 $            10,392
IN
Housing Authority of the City of Charlestown
Charlestown
 $              5,451
IN
Columbus Housing Authority
Columbus
 $            76,410
IN
Housing Authority of the County of Fayette
Connersville
 $            39,244
IN
Housing Authority of the City of Crawfordsville
Crawfordsville
 $            53,330
IN
Housing Authority of the City of Decatur
Decatur
 $            21,064
IN
Housing Authority of the City of East Chicago
East Chicago
 $          132,662
IN
Housing Authority of the City of Elkhart
Elkhart
 $            94,317
IN
Housing Authority of the City of Elwood
Elwood
 $            43,476
IN
Housing Authority of the City of Evansville
Evansville
 $          284,546
IN
Fort Wayne Housing Authority
Fort Wayne
 $          379,172
IN
Housing Authority of the City of Gary Indiana
Gary
 $          279,829
IN
Housing Authority of the City of Greencastle
Greencastle
 $            18,231
IN
Housing Authority of the City of Greensburg
Greensburg
 $              8,557
IN
Housing Authority of the City of Hammond
Hammond
 $          109,457
IN
Indianapolis Housing Agency
Indianapolis
 $      1,213,873
IN
Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority
Indianapolis
 $          793,270
IN
Housing Authority of the City of Jasonville
Jasonville
 $              3,969
IN
Housing Authority of the City of Jeffersonville
Jeffersonville
 $            49,937
IN
Kokomo Housing Authority
Kokomo
 $            91,905
IN
Housing Authority of the City of Lafayette
Lafayette
 $          177,468
IN
Linton Housing Authority
Linton
 $            23,687
IN
Housing Authority of the City of Logansport
Logansport
 $            33,708
IN
Housing Authority of the City of Marion
Marion
 $            49,683
IN
Housing Authority of the City of Michigan City
Michigan City
 $            39,404
IN
Housing Authority of the City of Warsaw
Milford
 $            46,897
IN
Housing Authority of the City of Mishawaka
Mishawaka
 $            40,766
IN
Mount Vernon Housing Authority
Mt. Vernon
 $            22,375
IN
Delaware County Housing Authority
Muncie
 $            22,862
IN
Housing Authority of the City of Muncie
Muncie
 $          106,791
IN
Housing Authority of the City of New Albany
New Albany
 $            81,019
IN
New Castle Housing Authority
New Castle
 $            37,858
IN
Noblesville Housing Authority
Noblesville
 $            30,219
IN
Housing Authority of the County of St. Joseph
North Liberty
 $            22,648
IN
Housing Authority of the City of Peru
Peru
 $            19,622
IN
Housing Authority of the City of Richmond
Richmond
 $            35,974
IN
Rockville Housing Authority
Rockville
 $            13,333
IN
Seymour Housing Authority
Seymour
 $            19,090
IN
Housing Authority of South Bend
South Bend
 $          269,555
IN
Housing Authority of the City of Tell City
Tell City
 $              7,548
IN
Cannelton Housing Authority
Tell City
 $            17,356
IN
Housing Authority of the City of Terre Haute
Terre Haute
 $            99,881
IN
Housing Authority of the City of Union City
Union City
 $            15,973
IN
Vincennes Housing Authority
Vincennes
 $            35,722
Indiana Total
$ 5,385,840
National Total
$472,204,315