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Massachusetts awarded over $64 million in HUD grants for COVID-19 relief

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded over $64 million in federal grants to support cities and towns across Massachusetts as they combat the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

The CARES Act established $5 billion in supplemental Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to help prevent, prepare for and respond to the coronavirus pandemic. This round of funding, which was awarded through HUD’s CDBG program, focuses toward communities with households facing a higher risk of eviction including communities with high proportions of job loss and unemployment.

“This funding will go a long way to help Massachusetts communities meet the significant needs of their populations as they mitigate the impact of this crisis on our families — but they’re going to need a lot more. The Senate needs to act now to invest real money into stabilizing state and local governments,” said Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren.

“The coronavirus pandemic has left families across Massachusetts struggling to pay rent and keep up with their mortgage,” said Senator Markey. “The CDBG funding will help assist and prevent these families from being evicted during these challenging times. I am proud that the Massachusetts delegation not only fought to receive this funding but continues to push hard every day to ensure those most vulnerable in our communities receive the resources and support they need.”

The cities and towns receiving CDBG funding include:

Arlington – $320,485
Attleboro – $398,593
Barnstable – $513,935
Boston – $9,781,393
Brockton – $937,951
Brookline – $531,034
Cambridge – $1,256,118
Chicopee – $528,209
Fall River – $968,551
Fitchburg – $435,362
Framingham – $714,101
Gloucester – $291,230
Haverhill – $597,180
Holyoke – $486,324
Lawrence – $935,531
Leominster – $482,977
Lowell – $1,251,394
Lynn – $1,212,525
Malden – $780,411
Medford – $525,848
New Bedford – $951,553
Newton – $607,513
Northampton – $266,402
Peabody City – $523,178
Pittsfield – $475,103
Plymouth Town – $568,752
Quincy – $1,176,113
Revere City – $710,189
Salem – $537,651
Somerville – $878,051
Springfield – $1,749,839
Taunton – $524,809
Waltham – $622,149
Westfield – $333,451
Weymouth Town – $487,367
Worcester – $1,963,247
Yarmouth – $242,315
MA Nonentitlement – $28,583,700

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