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Source: United States House of Representatives – Congressman David E Price (NC-04)

May 1, 2020

Press Release

Raleigh, NC (May 1, 2020) – Chairman David Price (NC-04) announced that public housing authorities (PHAs) for Raleigh, Chapel Hill, and Durham, as well as Wake County will receive over $2 million in funding allocated by the CARES Act. In his capacity as Chairman of the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development (T-HUD) Appropriations Subcommittee, Congressman Price helped secure this funding in the CARES Act. 

“Public Housing Authorities need additional funds to provide safe housing for individuals and families during this pandemic. Their effective, continuous operations are critical during this period of stay-at-home orders and social isolation,” said Congressman David Price. “As Chairman of the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, I prioritized funding for PHAs across the country so that they can respond to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and ensure resident safety. I am pleased that funds have begun flowing to North Carolina, and I will continue monitoring housing needs as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves.” 

The CARES Act provided a total of $685 million in flexible funding that will be allocated according to formula for PHAs nationwide to respond to growing operational support needs in traditional public housing caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding can be used for cleaning and sanitation, resident services, and maintenance. A breakdown of funding allocated to Triangle area PHAs can be found below:

Public Housing Authority: 

Amount: 

Town of Chapel Hill Department of Housing

$162,170.00

Durham Housing Authority  

$1,200,00.00 

Raleigh Housing Authority 

$775,000.00 

Wake County Housing Authority 

$317,000.00 

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