Tag: Department of Housing and Urban Development

Staff ReportsDecember 27, 2018

Gov. Rick Scott announced Thursday that $24 million in economic incentive and infrastructure dollars would be dispersed to 36 rural communities across the state. Most of the money will be released via the Florida Small Cities Community Development Block Grant program, a collaboration between the Department of Economic Opportunity and the federal department of Housing and Urban […]

Staff ReportsJuly 2, 2018

Gov. Rick Scott says he has told the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) to “file a budget amendment to redirect funding for homelessness prevention services.” Scott announced the move in a news release Monday. “The Florida Legislature provided DCF spending authority in the FY 2018-19 budget, but did not provide dollars needed to fund these […]

A.G. GancarskiJune 28, 2018

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson and Gov. Rick Scott announced Thursday that Florida’s $616 million disaster recovery plan was approved. Carson said the money will be for housing issues, via the Community Development Block Grant — Disaster Recovery program. The Secretary also expressed confidence in Florida’s stewardship of the funds, saying that the state’s recovery and mitigation […]

Peter SchorschJanuary 5, 2017

Congressman Charlie Crist is applauding the imminent return of the troubled Jordan Park public housing complex back to the St. Petersburg Housing Authority. “Having heard the concerns from Jordan Park residents firsthand this past summer, it was clear urgent action was needed on their behalf,” the St. Petersburg Democrat said in a statement Thursday. Inhabitants […]

Scott PowersDecember 5, 2016

Palm Beach neurosurgeon and former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is Donald Trump‘s pick to be secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Trump’s transition office announced the nomination Monday, bringing his once rival but early supporter into the cabinet discussion for his administration. “I am thrilled to nominate Dr. Ben Carson as our next Secretary […]


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