Congressman Dale E. Kildee (D-MI) today announced that $3,120,000 in stimulus funding has been awarded to the Flint Housing Commission through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). This legislation passed the House of Representatives on February 13, 2009 with Congressman Kildee's strong support and became law on February 17, 2009. The competitive grants will allow the Flint Housing Commission to make public housing units more energy efficient at the Centerview, Mince Manor, Richert Manor and Howard Estates housing developments.
"This stimulus funding will greatly benefit the Flint community by improving our affordable housing and increasing energy efficiency," said Congressman Kildee. "This funding will allow the Flint Housing Commission to upgrade affordable housing units with more energy efficient technology, thereby saving money through decreased energy costs, improving the environment and helping create good green jobs in our community."
These competitive grants are part of an additional $1 billion in Public Housing Capital Funds designated by the Recovery Act. Funds will to install new energy efficient technologies to conserve energy, such as Energy Star appliances, high-efficiency boilers/furnaces and programmable thermostats or controls.
$1,119,214.00 has been designated for Centerview.
$445,939.00 has been designated for Mince Manor.
$670,535.00 has been designated for Richert Manor.
$884,312.00 has been designated for Howard Estates.