In an announcement from 4th District Congressman Mike Johnson, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is sending over $1.6 million in COVID-19 relief funds to cities across his constituency.

Three of those cities sit in Acadiana's northern parishes:

  • Housing Authority of the City of Eunice – $85,396
  • Housing Authority of Ville Platte – $122,854
  • Housing Authority of the Mamou – $57,428

“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,” says U.S. Representative Mike Johnson about the funds coming from the CARES Act. “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."

Below is a breakdown of the funds going to other cities across the district:

  • Housing Authority of Shreveport – $287,672
  • 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