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House Subcommittee Hearing Examines HOPE VI Program

Wednesday, April 30, 2003 - 1:45AM

The House Financial Services Housing Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Bob Ney (R-Ohio), yesterday held a hearing to examine HOPE VI, a housing program that targets the demolition and revitalization of severely distressed public housing units. HOPE VI is administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and was not funded in the fiscal year 2004 budget. A bill introduced by committee members Reps. James A. Leach (R-Iowa) and Mel Watt (D-N.C.), H.R. 1614, would reauthorize the program and open the funds, which are aimed at urban housing developments, to smaller communities as well. Michael Liu, HUD’s assistant secretary of public and Indian housing and Renee Glover, executive director of Atlanta Public Housing and president of the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities were among the witnesses scheduled to testify. Click here for their prepared testimony.

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