Patch: Alameda Gets Money For Housing

Patch: Alameda Gets Money For Housing
November 6, 2017 Joanna Rivas

Six cities in Alameda County will receive millions of dollars in grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, a U.S. representative’s office said. A total of $12.8 million will be split among the cities of Oakland, Alameda, San Leandro, Albany, Emeryville and Piedmont, the office of Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, said. Oakland will receive nearly $7 million under HUD’s Community Development Block Grant program while Albany, Emeryville and Piedmont will receive nearly $200,000. The money will go toward jurisdictional and homeowner rehabilitation projects, according to Lee’s office. Lee’s district will also receive $25,000 for fair housing counseling and tenant and landlord services in the cities receiving the grants.

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