Congressman Rogers Secures $3 Million Earmark for HDA

Funding Will Be Used to Build Homes for Flood Survivors

WASHINGTON, DC (March 26, 2024) – U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) secured a $3 million Community Project Funding earmark for the Housing Development Alliance, Inc. (HDA) in the federal Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2024, which was signed into law on March 9, 2024. The funding will be used to build new affordable homes for survivors of the catastrophic flood that swept through Eastern Kentucky in July 2022.

“I have met many of the flood survivors who lost everything they had nearly two years ago. The effort to build new affordable homes for flood survivors has been met with labor and supply shortages, along with a lack of developed land to build new homes on,” said Congressman Rogers, Dean of the House. “I was honored to secure $3 million to help the Housing Development Alliance build homes for families and individuals who need them the most. It is my hope that these new affordable, safe homes will help flood survivors move forward with greater peace of mind.” 

HDA is based in Hazard, Kentucky, centered among four of the hardest-hit counties in the flood. The organization will build homes to be sold at appraised value and financed for home buyers through forgivable grants and loans.

"We appreciate Congressman Rogers' efforts to secure this funding that will help so many Eastern Kentucky families get into energy efficient, high quality, and long-lasting homes that will never flood,” said HDA Executive Director Scott McReynolds.

Congressman Rogers also secured $500,000 for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to conduct a flood mitigation study spanning the entire Kentucky River and its watershed, a source of persistent flooding in Eastern Kentucky.

In total, Congressman Rogers secured 15 Community Project Funding earmarks in the FY24 Consolidated Appropriations Act totaling nearly $86 million, along with other important wins for Southern and Eastern Kentucky. Learn more about recent federal funding that Congressman Rogers voted for, by visiting halrogers.house.gov.

About Housing Development Alliance, Inc.

Serving Breathitt, Knott, Leslie, and Perry counties, the Housing Development Alliance (HDA) is a 30-year-old nonprofit housing developer that serves as lender, counselor, developer, and contractor for low-income persons in need of housing assistance. We work with multiple organizations within the federal, state, and local government and in the private sector to help individuals break down barriers to access the resources they need to build financial stability through affordable housing. For more information, visit alumni.tbc007.net.

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