Glendale gets $3.6M for affordable housing

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(CNS) – Glendale was one of eight California cities announced today that will get a share of $26 million in federal grants to foster community development and produce more affordable housing.

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced the grants, which will also be used to help people living with HIV/AIDS and homeless individuals and families find housing.

“This year’s block grant funding requires tough choices that we would not have made in better circumstances,” Donovan said.  “As we work under the challenges of our nation’s deficit, we must also understand that these programs are absolutely essential in promoting community development, producing affordable housing, helping our homeless and even supporting long-term disaster recovery.”

Glendale received $1.9 million in Community Development Block Grant funds to rehabilitate affordable housing. The city also got $672,000 for homeless shelters and and $1 million specifically to fund new affordable housing projects.

Moreno Valley got $2.3 million in federal grants — $1.9 million in CDBG funds and $469,000 for affordable housing.

Other California cities to receive money were Madera, Milpitas City, Oakland, Rancho Cordova City, Roseville and San Bernardino.

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