City of Youngstown Applying for Competitive Grant to Address Housing Issues
October 19, 2023
The City of Youngstown’s Community Development Division is applying for funding that was recently announced by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to address issues surrounding affordable housing.
The Pathways to Removing Obstacles to Housing (PRO Housing) program plans to provide $85 million in competitive grant funding for communities across the country to identify and remove barriers to affordable housing production and preservation.
Only 20 projects will receive federal funding through this competitive grant.
City officials presented their plans during a public meeting over Zoom on Thursday. Part of a requirement to apply for the funding is to give the community an opportunity to comment on the plans.
A draft of the city’s application is available on its website, and questions and comments can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The city is applying for $10 million to be used for increasing home ownership as well as affordable rentals in the city.
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