Skip to comments.Kerry,Brown,Markey,Frank,Lynch: MA To Receive $12.4 Mil For Economic Development,...
Posted on 09/12/2011 3:48:35 PM PDT by mdittmar
For Immediate Release: Tuesday, September 6, 2011
BOSTON Senators John Kerry and Scott Brown, along with Congressmen Edward Markey, Barney Frank and Stephen F. Lynch, today announced that Massachusetts will receive more than $12.4 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to support economic development projects, increase affordable housing opportunities, improve area homeless shelters and expand foreclosure and scam prevention services for homeowners across the state.
The funding was awarded through a number of HUD grant programs including the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Initiative, the Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) Initiative, the HOME Initiative, and the Mortgage Modification and Mortgage Scam Assistance (MMMSA).
This investment will create jobs and provide affordable housing for people across Massachusetts at a time when budgets are stretched to the limit, said Sen. Kerry.
These funds will help provide businesses in our cities and towns the opportunities they need to thrive, and I am pleased our state is receiving them, said Sen. Brown.
This vital block grant funding will help Massachusetts communities address the housing needs of their most economically vulnerable citizens. With the expansion of affordable housing options, the number of citizens living in stable and secure environment will be on the rise, giving families and individuals a safe and healthy place to call home, said Rep. Markey.
Im pleased that these funds will go to our cities to help them deal with the problems they face, but I regret that our country is currently giving more to cities in Afghanistan and Iraq with much less return. I will continue to work to reverse that ratio, said Rep. Frank.
These HUD grants are a real investment in our communities. I am pleased to see this funding will help improve the quality of life for families throughout the Commonwealth, said Rep. Lynch.
The following cities have received CDBG funding:
The following cities have received HOME funding:
The following cities have received ESG funding:
The following organizations have received MMMSA funding:
Housing Partnership Network - Boston
Neighborhood Assistance Corporation for America - Boston
Pro-Home, Inc. - Taunton
Springfield Neighborhood Housing Services
Is there nothing that these people touch that remains uncorrupted? All they know how to do is spend..spend...spend and then tax us to pay for it...they should all be run out of office and prosecuted for theft.
Newton is one of the richest cities in MA. So they have a huge housing problem....not.
It also has a gay chubby Congressman. What a coincedence!
How do you spell “BRIBERY”, “PAYOFFS” and “EXTORTION”?
Oh, it’s “Kerry, Brown, Markey, Frank, Lynch”. Thanks!
Looks like Newton and Holyoke are making out pretty damn good. Isn’t Newton Bawney’s district?
Man, Newton is really raking it in...course, they are in dire need there.
LOL, yeah Newton is destitute...............NOT!
$12M should just about employ 20 loyal Democrats as bureaucrats. Congratulations MA! More millions thrown into the fireplace.
You havent been to Skid Row in Newton?
LOL, oh wait, is that where the lowly 15 room mansions are as opposed to the 30 room mansions?
You havent been to Skid Row in Newton?
Heh heh heh ... that’s where the Watch Hill green pants crowd lives in the winter.
I think they average one or two domestic workers per estate....How do they survive? O the horror!...
Borrowing money from China that our grandkids will be responsible for. ACORNonomics in action.
We'll, we got some new people in there,we shall see.
Wow! I’m sure glad we got rid of those earmarks!
So, how much are we being forced to give to Obama’s ILLEGAL drunk Uncle Omar and Auntie what-s-her-name?