More than $47k in federal funding was awarded to Cortland Housing Authority, announced yesterday by Rep. Anthony Brindisi.
The federal CARES Act grant was allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, part of a $641k+ package for housing authorities across Congressional District 22.
“Low-income families across Upstate New York have been disproportionately impacted by this pandemic, and we must do our part to help them stay safe and get through these unprecedented times,” said Brindisi. “We all need to look out for each other during this crisis, and these funds will help ensure we have our neighbors’ backs. I’ll keep working with our communities to deliver more relief and resources to Upstate New Yorkers.”
Funding is meant to help families that utilize Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV) and Mainstream vouchers with their COVID-19 related debts.
Cortland Housing Authority operates 380 units of federally-subsidized public housing in Cortland County.
Housing for seniors and individuals with disabilities is located in the City of Cortland; Villages of Homer, McGraw and Marathon; and Towns of Cincinnatus and Truxton.
Family housing is located in the City of Cortland, Villages of Homer and McGraw and Towns of Cincinnatus and Truxton.
Additionally, the Authority has 306 Housing Choice vouchers (Section 8) for Cortland County to help people rent private apartments.
With these vouchers, tenants pay a maximum of 40% of their income for rent and utilities. The balance is covered by a federal subsidy.
- May 11, 2021