Housing authority gets $1.12 million in HUD funds

The Colorado Springs Housing Authority was the state’s third largest recipient of federal U.S. Housing and Urban Development money last week.

The city’s housing authority received $1.1 million out of a total $14.4 million allocated to 47 Colorado public housing authorities.

The City and County of Denver Housing Authority received the largest portion of state funding, with more than $6.75 million allocated for the year.

Pueblo was allocated about $1.38 million.

Colorado’s grants were part of $2.3 billion HUD awarded to 3,131 agencies across the U.S, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

HUD funding has been doled out to the states for the past 75 years, will allow the agencies to make major capital improvements to their public housing units.

“Housing authorities will add this funding to the $4 billion from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 they received last year to continue addressing long-standing capital improvements that public housing communities need,” said U.S. Department Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan.