Region 8 communities receive millions to improve public housing

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Wednesday it was awarding more than $16.5 million to 105 Arkansas public housing authorities, including several in Region 8.

The grants, provided through HUD's Capital Fund Program, will be used to make major large-scale improvements, such as replacing roofs or updating plumbing and electrical systems to increase energy efficiency.

Those in Region 8 receiving the funds include:

  • Blytheville Housing Authority $391,886
  • Housing Authority of the City of Augusta $125,659
  • Housing Authority of the City of Bald Knob $44,984
  • Housing Authority of the City of Batesville $75,732
  • Housing Authority of the City of Caraway $47,902
  • Housing Authority of the City of Cotton Plant $62,883
  • Housing Authority of the City of Dell $13,834
  • Housing Authority of the City of Heber Springs $78,449
  • Housing Authority of the City of Hoxie $20,383
  • Housing Authority of the City of Imboden $39,792
  • Housing Authority of the City of Lake City $41,909
  • Housing Authority of the City of Leachville $94,779
  • Housing Authority of the City of Mammoth Spring $21,694
  • Housing Authority of the City of Manila $92,801
  • Housing Authority of the City of Marmaduke $67,102
  • Housing Authority of the City of Melbourne $60,847
  • Housing Authority of the City of Monette $51,949
  • Housing Authority of the City of Newark $23,553
  • Housing Authority of the City of Newport $352,239
  • Housing Authority of the City of Osceola $437,596
  • Housing Authority of the City of Parkin $59,135
  • Housing Authority of the City of Pocahontas $141,597
  • Housing Authority of the City of Rector $78,522
  • Housing Authority of the City of Salem $49,097
  • Housing Authority of the City of Wilson $69,808
  • Housing Authority of the County of Poinsett $369,920
  • Jonesboro Urban Renewal Housing Authority $182,959
  • Paragould Housing Authority $208,187
  • Trumann Housing Authority $440,042
  • White River Regional Housing Authority $114,448
  • Wynne Housing Authority $82,595

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