Wes Hickman (202-224-5972) or Kevin Bishop (864-250-1417)
-- U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham and Jim DeMint today announced more than $8.3 million in housing grants in Anderson, Beaufort, Charleston, Greenville, and Spartanburg.
The City of Anderson will receive a $771,427 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).
Beaufort County will receive a $750,000 for the HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME), and $12,156 for the American Dream Downpayment Initiative (ADDI).
The City of Charleston will receive a $1,096,575 CDBG award, $832,065 for the HOME Program, and $397,000 for the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Program.
The City of Greenville will receive a $1,123,708 CDBG award, and $379,544 for the HOME Program.
The City of Spartanburg will receive a $789,283 CDBG award, and $328,868 for the HOME Program.
Spartanburg County will receive a $1,329,187 CDBG award, $530,546 for the HOME Program, and $9,929 for the ADDI.
- The Community Development Block Grant Program develops communities and provides housing by expanding economic opportunities for low and moderate income households.
- The HOME Investment Partnership Program creates affordable housing by allowing communities to design and implement strategies tailored to their own needs and priorities.
- The American Dream Down Payment Initiative promotes homeownership opportunities by providing necessary resources for down payment and closing cost assistance to lower-income and minority households.
- The Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS program provides housing assistance and related support services to state and local governments
The grants were awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.