09.11.20

Gardner Celebrates More Than $9 Million in HUD Grants for Colorado to Combat COVID-19

Washington, D.C. – Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) celebrated the announcement that four public housing authorities in Colorado will receive a combined $9,031,044 in Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

“Many Colorado families are struggling with housing right now as a result of this pandemic and we must ensure relief is reaching those in need,” said Senator Gardner. “This funding announcement is welcome news and I will continue working with state, local, and federal level officials to ensure Coloradans are receiving the support they need to get through COVID-19.”

This funding is made available by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, and is in addition to the more than $500,000, the $2.8 million, and more than $5.6 million that Gardner announced Colorado received from HUD in August, $44 million Colorado received from HUD in June, the $2.4 million and $12.7 million Colorado received from HUD in May, and the $4.4 million$4.3 million, and $34 million Colorado received from HUD in April. 

You can read more about Senator Gardner’s actions to protect Coloradans from COVID-19 here.

The following housing authorities will receive funding:

  • Housing Authority of the City and County of Denver – $6,670,764
  • Aurora Housing Authority – $1,438,343
  • Housing Authority of Weld County – $267,736
  • Lakewood Housing Authority – $654,201

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Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy.