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Schatz: Hawai‘i To Receive Nearly $14 Million To Improve Public Housing Statewide

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) announced that the Hawai‘i Public Housing Authority (HPHA) will receive a $13,862,820 grant to repair and renovate public housing in Hawai‘i.

"Everyone deserves a safe, affordable place to call home. This federal funding will help us repair and maintain homes for thousands of Hawai’i families living in public housing,” said Senator Schatz, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee.

This grant, which comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Public Housing Capital Fund, will be used for modernizing appliances and other interior features, addressing outstanding health and safety issues, ensuring compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements, and repairing vacant units.

More than 4,300 families across Hawai‘i live in federal public housing units that could receive funding from this grant.