Congressman Thompson Announced $1,467,283 in CDBG Funds Awarded to the City of Jackson
BOLTON, MISSISSIPPI – Today, United States Representative Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) announced the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded $1,467,283 in CDBG CARES Act funds to the City of Jackson Office of Housing & Community Development.
These funds can be used to provide temporary financial assistance to meet rental obligations for up to 6 months. The funds are focused toward places with households facing higher risk of eviction. Specifically:
• Communities with high rates of individuals in industries with high job loss in states with high unemployment;
• Communities with high rates of businesses in industries with high job loss in states with high unemployment; and
• Concentrations of those most at risk for transmission and risk of eviction, with higher amounts for states with high rates of coronavirus.