Congressman Ben Ray Luján Announces $2.8 Million in Federal Housing Funds for Northern New Mexico

Congressman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District has announced that cities across northern New Mexico are receiving federal funds through the Department of Housing and Urban LujanDevelopment to support public housing projects.  More than $2.8 million awarded through the 2013 Capital Fund Program will assist Public Housing Agencies’ efforts to build, repair, renovate, modernize and develop public housing projects.  Funding can also be used for financing activities, including payments of debt service and customary financing costs.

“This important federal funding will help local communities across northern New Mexico make critical improvements to public housing that will provide families with a safe and healthy environment,” Congressman Luján said.  “By providing funds for large-scale improvements or energy-efficient upgrades that lower energy bills, the Capital Fund contributes not only to investments in housing infrastructure, but to stronger families and stronger communities as well.”

Capital Fund grants are awarded annually through a formula that considers number, type, and age of units in a community.  Below is a list of Public Housing Capital Fund recipients in Luján’s district:

Clovis Housing and Redevelopment Agency, Inc.
$177,762
Housing Authority of the City of Gallup
$328,600
Housing Authority of the City of Las Vegas
$410,791
Housing Authority of the City of Raton
$206,736
Housing Authority of the City of Tucumcari
$109,326
Housing Authority of the County of Rio Arriba
$67,600
Housing Authority of the County of Santa Fe
$245,002
Housing Authority of the County of Taos
$213,805
Housing Authority of the Town of Clayton
$59,983
Housing Authority of the Town of Springer
$66,156
Housing Authority of the Village of Chama
$45,248
Housing Authority of the Village of Cimarron
$18,141
Housing Authority of the Village of Cuba
$29,406
Housing Authority of the Village of Maxwell
$27,255
Housing Authority of the Village of Pecos
$38,240
Housing Authority of the Village of Wagon Mound
$21,902
Santa Fe Civic Housing Authority
$715,849
Town of Bernalillo Dept. of Housing Services
$82,214