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Help Is on the Way

Congressional Districts Benefit from Housing Plan

Housing law passed last week will give almost $4 billion to states and localities to stabilize communities.

The housing package recently signed into law by President Bush will help struggling neighborhoods around the country by distributing funds to convert foreclosed properties into affordable housing. (nationalatlas.gov)
The housing package recently signed into law by President Bush will help struggling neighborhoods around the country by distributing funds to convert foreclosed properties into affordable housing. (nationalatlas.gov)

Last week President Bush signed The Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, which provides almost $4 billion in grants to help states and localities stem the housing crisis by reducing downward pressure on local housing markets. States will be able to use the money to restore foreclosed properties to productive use.

Center for American Progress analysis from Andrew Jakabovics has already shown that states will benefit from millions of dollars and thousands of new jobs. The factsheets below provide an even more detailed picture of neighborhood stabilization grants at the congressional district level. They provide estimates based on one interpretation of the formula language in the new law; the actual funding will be allocated based on a formula to be established by the Department of Housing and Urban Development within the next two months.

Click on a state to download factsheets for each congressional district in the state.

Alabama | Alaska | Arizona | Arkansas |

California | Colorado | Connecticut | Delaware

Florida | Georgia | Hawaii | Idaho | Illinois

Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky

Louisiana | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts

Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri

Montana | Nebraska | Nevada | New Hampshire

New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | North Carolina

North Dakota | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon

Pennsylvania | Rhode Island | South Carolina | South Dakota

Tennessee | Texas | Utah | Vermont | Virginia | Washington

West Virginia | Wisconsin | Wyoming | Washington, D.C.

Previously from CAP:

To read CAP’s legislative proposals and policy analysis on the housing crisis, please go to the Housing page of our website.

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