Kit Bond, the retiring US Senator from Missouri, announced last week that he won’t seek re-election and that his office announced that Missouri will receive $15,876,900 as part of Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities Program and Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Program. As one of Congress’ strongest housing advocates, Bond has fought to promote and enact affordable housing policies for many years. In serving as both Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee for Housing and Urban Development, Bond has secured funds for many key housing projects in Missouri.
“These funds come at a very important time, as much of the nation was hit hard by a economic downturn and housing crisis, we need to make sure that Missouri’s elderly, disabled and most vulnerable still have a place to call home,” said Bond, the lead Republican of the Senate Appropriations Committee that funds the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
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