Amarillo area public housing to receive $677K in COVID-19 relief funds

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US Senator John Cornyn

AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — Senator John Cornyn announced that public housing authorities and Section 8 voucher programs in the Amarillo area received federal grants totaling $677,328.

The funding is will help with coronavirus-related improvements and maintenance to local public housing programs, according to Senator Cornyn.

The funding is part of the CARES Act and is coming through the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The CARES Act is meant to help prevent, prepare, and respond to the Coronavirus Pandemic in public housing.

Senator Cornyn said, The coronavirus outbreak has hit Texans hard, and as much as we can protect each other from its effects, we must. I’m grateful to the Trump Administration for making public housing in the Amarillo area an important priority during the outbreak.”

Below, you can see how the federal grant is being distributed throughout the Amarillo area.

RecipientCityCountySupplemental Public Housing Operating FundsFee Regular and Mainstream Voucher Program
Housing Authority of ChildressCHILDRESSCHILDRESS$         24,286.00$            1,950.00
Housing Authority of WellingtonWELLINGTONCOLLINGSWORTH$         16,252.00
Housing Authority of ClarendonCLARENDONDONLEY$         25,995.00 
Housing Authority of McLeanMCLEANGRAY$           5,070.00 
Housing Authority of MemphisMEMPHISHALL$         30,969.00 
Housing Authority of SpearmanSPEARMANHANSFORD$           4,727.00$            8,684.00
Housing Authority of BorgerBORGERHUTCHINSON$         66,376.00$        106,160.00
Panhandle Community ServicesAMARILLOPOTTER $        184,294.00
City of AmarilloAMARILLOPOTTER $        150,120.00
Housing Authority of CanyonCANYONRANDALL$         20,404.00$            1,428.00
Housing Authority of TuliaTULIASWISHER$         28,591.00$            2,022.00

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