The Housing Authority of Henry County is receiving $213,486 in federal operations funding from the recently passed Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.


Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) announced the funding Monday, which is as part of $4,181,177 in Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) CARES Act Supplemental Public Housing Operating Funds, and CARES Act Admin Fee and Regular Mainstream Voucher Programs.


Henry County also will receive $21,448 for the voucher program.


“I’m pleased to see funding from this bold legislative package come back to our local communities to directly assist with our response,” Bustos said. “Access to reliable housing is a crucial component of our efforts, and I’ll continue to do everything in my power to support our neighbors through programs like these.”


The CARES Act Supplemental Public Housing Operating Funds provide public housing authorities with financial resources for management, maintenance and resident services and support public housing efforts to prevent, prepare and respond to the coronavirus pandemic.


The CARES Act Admin Fee and Regular Mainstream Voucher Program supports administrative and other expenses sustained by public housing authorities including activities to support or maintain the health and safety of assisted individuals and families, and costs related to retention and support of participating owner.