Originally created 02/12/99

Augusta could get extra $1.32 million from HUD



Augusta is slated to receive $10.35 million in HUD money next year -- $1.32 million more than this year -- as part of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's proposed $28 billion fiscal year 2000 budget.

Georgia cities will receive a total of $244.6 million if the budget is approved by Congress later this year, according to HUD Secretary Andrew Cuomo.

Here's a breakdown of proposed funding for Augusta:

-- Community Development Block Grant to help governments with programs to revitalize neighborhoods by renovating housing and providing public facilities, $2.9 million.

-- HOME Investment Partnership, $1.3 million.

-- Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS, $0; statewide, $5.6 million is budgeted.

-- Emergency Shelter Grant, $101,000.

-- Continuum of Care (Homeless Assistance), $719,000.

-- Regional Connections to help communities develop smarter growth strategies across jurisdictional lines, demolish abandoned buildings and clean up moderately contaminated business and industrial sites.

-- Public Housing Operating Subsidies, $4.4 million.

-- FY 2000 New Incremental Vouchers to help low-income families afford apartments, $821,000.