Brown Announces More Than $137,000,000 for Ohioans Experiencing Homelessness, Other Housing and Community Needs

First Funds of CARES Act to be Allocated For Homelessness, Housing, Community Needs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded a total of $137,446,209 to Ohio state and community governments as the first allocations of Coronavirus stimulus bill.  The funding will be allocated across the state in the following programs:

  • $90,919,075 for Community Development Block Grants (CDBG),
  • $45,617,005 for Emergency Shelter Grants (ESG), and
  • $910,129 for support for the Housing Assistance for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA).

“This funding is a good first step for Ohioans already hurting from the affordable housing crisis,” said Brown. “But we need to do more and move quicker to get resources to the people who need help while we fight the coronavirus pandemic.” 

A recent Coalition on Housing and Homelessness in Ohio (COHHIO) study reported on by Columbus Business First suggests that most Ohio communities lack the resources to protect the homeless population from the coronavirus. According to the COHHIO study, only 46% of Ohio communities surveyed reported a joint response plan in place to help the homeless population amid the pandemic – only 22% surveyed said they had the resources they need to support homeless communities. 

These funds will be allocated as part of the Coronavirus stimulus, which was signed into law last week. Brown has been fighting to put assistance directly in the pockets of workers, expand Unemployment Insurance, provide the resources and personal protective equipment (PPE) our frontline health care workers need, and more. After President Trump and the Senate GOP produced a pro-corporate bailout at the expense of workers, Brown went to work to improve the deal and help put workers first.

The full allocation of funding for Ohio can be found below:

CPD COVID19 Recovery Formula Grants

NAME

CDBG20-COVID Recovery

ESG20-COVID Recovery

HOPWA20-COVID Recovery

Akron

$3,619,581.00

$1,840,393.00

$0.00

Alliance

$367,100.00

$0.00

$0.00

Barberton

$386,869.00

$0.00

$0.00

Bowling Green

$179,913.00

$0.00

$0.00

Canton

$1,566,461.00

$783,834.00

$0.00

Cincinnati

$6,881,355.00

$3,495,228.00

$166,072.00

Cleveland

$12,777,258.00

$6,409,548.00

$229,922.00

Cleveland Heights

$956,215.00

$0.00

$0.00

Columbus

$4,388,525.00

$2,150,555.00

$205,452.00

Cuyahoga Falls

$394,954.00

$0.00

$0.00

Dayton

$3,471,659.00

$1,745,634.00

$70,253.00

East Cleveland

$657,684.00

$0.00

$0.00

Elyria

$439,110.00

$0.00

$0.00

Euclid

$617,569.00

$0.00

$0.00

Fairborn

$162,642.00

$0.00

$0.00

Hamilton City

$855,817.00

$0.00

$0.00

Kent

$178,696.00

$0.00

$0.00

Kettering

$334,921.00

$0.00

$0.00

Lakewood

$1,186,886.00

$601,062.00

$0.00

Lancaster

$296,742.00

$0.00

$0.00

Lima

$629,388.00

$0.00

$0.00

Lorain

$725,720.00

$0.00

$0.00

Mansfield

$514,410.00

$0.00

$0.00

Marietta

$242,989.00

$0.00

$0.00

Massillon

$392,232.00

$0.00

$0.00

Mentor

$94,411.00

$0.00

$0.00

Middletown

$431,289.00

$0.00

$0.00

Newark

$433,410.00

$0.00

$0.00

Parma

$572,218.00

$0.00

$0.00

Sandusky

$437,328.00

$0.00

$0.00

Springfield

$1,116,973.00

$560,655.00

$0.00

Steubenville

$365,667.00

$0.00

$0.00

Toledo

$4,453,360.00

$2,249,248.00

$0.00

Warren

$702,138.00

$0.00

$0.00

Youngstown

$2,091,689.00

$1,062,917.00

$0.00

Butler County

$739,290.00

$0.00

$0.00

Clermont County

$573,023.00

$0.00

$0.00

Cuyahoga County

$2,432,345.00

$1,204,362.00

$0.00

Franklin County

$1,200,795.00

$595,590.00

$0.00

Hamilton County

$2,003,730.00

$1,009,176.00

$0.00

Lake County

$822,275.00

$0.00

$0.00

Montgomery County

$1,160,651.00

$584,510.00

$0.00

Stark County

$803,098.00

$0.00

$0.00

Summit County

$567,622.00

$0.00

$0.00

Warren County

$436,054.00

$0.00

$0.00

Ohio Nonentitlement

$27,257,013.00

$21,324,293.00

$238,430.00

 

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