American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Funds

For More Information: 

Kelly R. Williams

For Immediate Release
Release Date: 
Wed, 10/21/2009

To date, NRHA has obligated $122,582, or about 1.3%, of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) formula grant of $9 2 million. The obligated funds have covered architectural and engineering fees and NRHA administrative costs.

Window replacement for Calvert Square, budgeted at $900,000, and road and site improvements for Oakleaf Forest, budgeted at $3.5 million, went to bid October 19. Those projects are expected to be under contract and obligated by November 20. At that time, half of the ARRA funds will be obligated.

The remaining half will be used for compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 at Young Terrace as well as common area upgrades for the senior midrises (Bobbitt, Hunter Square and Partrea). These projects are budgeted at $1.5 million and $2.02 million, respectively. Both projects are under design and will be put to bid no later than December. Both are expected to be under contract prior to March 17, 2010.

Housing authorities nationwide received a $4 billion boost for much-needed renovation of assisted-rental properties when President Obama signed the ARRA into law on February 17, 2009. By comparison, the annual amount provided by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Public Housing Capital Fund was $2.3 billion in 2007.

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