Johnson announces $1.6 Million in COVID-19 support for local public housing

U.S. Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04) today announced over $1.6 million in COVID-19 relief funds have been awarded to public housing authorities across Louisiana’s Fourth Congressional District. The grants, which are being dispersed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), were authorized under the CARES Act to ensure public housing operations are equipped to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

“Because many of our most vulnerable citizens live in public housing and close proximity to one another, it’s important that our public housing authorities have the resources they need to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” said Johnson. “These grants are headed to the communities that need it the most, and I thank President Trump and HUD Secretary Ben Carson for recognizing that need and helping to get the funds distributed quickly.”

A breakdown of the awards can be viewed below:

  • Housing Authority of Shreveport –$287,672
  • Housing Authority of the City of Eunice – $85,396
  • Housing Authority of Ville Platte – $122,854
  • Housing Authority of the Mamou – $57,428
  • Housing Authority of Oakdale – $76,445
  • Housing Authority of the City of Minden – $145,830
  • Housing Authority of Bossier City – $258,556
  • Housing Authority of Farmerville – $16,637
  • Housing Authority of the Town of Kinder – $40,619
  • Housing Authority Sabine Parish – $123,272
  • Housing Authority of the Town of Logansport – $13,160
  • Housing Authority of Vivian – $32,428
  • Housing Authority of Homer – $45,609
  • Housing Authority of the Town of Haynesville – $48,294
  • Housing Authority of Gibsland – $10,086
  • Housing Authority of the Town of Oil City  – $27,543
  • Housing Authority of the Town of Mansfield  – $64,686
  • Housing Authority of the City of Natchitoches –  $113,578
  • Housing Authority of the Town of Cotton Valley – $12,408
  • Housing Authority of Vernon Parish –  $30,232
  • Housing Authority of Natchitoches Parish – $45,153