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Congressman Thompson Announced $1,467,283 in CDBG Funds Awarded to the City of Jackson

September 15, 2020
Press Release

 

 

 

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.