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HUD Awarded Over $75M in Loan Guarantees for Economic Development

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded a total of $75 million in loan guarantee commitments to the cities of Omaha, Nebraska, Oakland, Fresno, and Redding in California. This funding will enable transformative investments in housing, community facilities, and economic development.

“The Biden-Harris Administration and HUD are committed to building and preserving more housing, supporting small businesses, and strengthening communities,” said Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. “This loan guarantee will support projects in Nebraska and California that will transform their economies and communities.”

The $75 million provided through the Section 108 Loan Guarantee Program will support impactful projects that build stronger communities and provide inclusive, robust opportunities for low- and moderate-income individuals.

  • $20 million to Omaha, NE: The City of Omaha will establish a Section 108 Affordable Housing Loan Pool of $20 million, which will allow for loans to be made available to prospective housing developers, targeting Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Areas (NRSAs) to focus resources better.
  • $20 million to Fresno, CA: The City of Fresno will use its $20 million of Section 108 guaranteed loan proceeds to finance the construction of a Senior Activity Center, the first of its kind for the City's more than 63,000 residents aged 65 and older.
  • $34 million to Oakland, CA: Oakland's $34 million Loan Pool will bridge financing gaps to enable projects that create and retain jobs, increase affordable housing, advance equity, and equitable development opportunities.
  • $2 million to Redding, CA: The City of Redding plans to use $2 million in Section 108 funds to finance improvements to the nearly 100-year-old South City Park in Downtown Redding, including the removal of mobility barriers that restrict access for elderly and disabled community members.

"HUD is proud to partner with cities to boost housing supply, support small business, and enhance neighborhood amenities," said Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Marion McFadden. "I applaud these jurisdictions for using every resource at their disposal to deploy innovative strategies to invest in their local community development priorities."

To read the full release, including more information, click here.

About Author: Demetria Lester

Demetria C. Lester is a reporter for DS News and MReport magazines with more than eight years of writing experience. She has served as content coordinator and copy editor for the Los Angeles Daily News and the Orange County Register, in addition to 11 other Southern California publications. A former editor-in-chief at Northlake College and staff writer at her alma mater, the University of Texas at Arlington, she has covered events such as the Byron Nelson and Pac-12 Conferences, progressing into her freelance work with the Dallas Wings and D Magazine. Currently located in Dallas, Texas, Lester is an avid jazz lover and likes to read. She can be reached at [email protected].

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