Press Release

Castor Announces $1.7m in CARES Act Grants for Tampa Housing Authority

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Washington, May 4, 2020 | comments

Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) announced two grants for the Tampa Housing Authority totaling over $1.7 million. These grants were provided by Congress through the CARES Act’s Public Housing Operating Fund and Tenant-Based Rental Assistance provisions. The CARES Act is a $2 trillion coronavirus relief package for states and local communities passed by Congress and signed into law on March 27, 2020.

“During the COVID-19 pandemic, our neighbors who rely on public housing need peace of mind that help will continue to be available,” said Castor. “I am proud to have secured these funds which will help residents and relieve some of the burdens felt by our neighbors. This funding is a lifeline that will support efforts to keep everyone housed which is a cornerstone of staying safe and healthy.  My team and I are focused on speeding emergency aid to Tampa in the days ahead.”

The CARES Act provided $1.25 billion for Tenant-Based Rental Assistance, including “activities to support or maintain the health and safety of assisted individuals and families, and costs related to retention and support of participating owners.”

The CARES Act also appropriated $685 million for the additional operating assistance Public Housing Agencies will need to make up for reduced tenant payments, and to help contain the spread of coronavirus in public housing properties.

Allocation of Funding for Tampa Housing Authority:

GRANT

ALLOCATION

Supplemental Public Housing Operating Funds

$342,339

Tenant-Based Rental Assistance

$1,427,946

 

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