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City of Bryan receives over 300K for public housing recovery efforts

The federal grant comes through the Department of Housing and Urban Development as part of the CARES Act.
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BRYAN, Texas — U.S. Senator John Cornyn announced Thursday that the City of Bryan will be receiving a $325,428 federal grant from the CARES Act to help public housing authorities recover economically from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

Under the Housing Choice Voucher program, low income families, disabled, and elderly persons are able to receive housing assistance from their local government. The Brazos Valley Council of Governments website states " a housing subsidy is paid directly to the landlord of a property, and the family pays the difference between the actual rent charged by the landlord and the amount subsidized by the program".

With this new grant, the Brazos Valley Council of Governments will be able to adequately respond to needs revolving around the coronavirus and the Housing Choice Voucher.

The BVCOG Housing Choice Voucher Program is a federally-funded program for providing housing assistance to very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford healthy and safe housing in the private market. Housing assistance is provided on behalf of the family or individual directly to a landlord or property owner.