City nets $17.8M federal grant

More than $17.8 million in federal funds announced this week will go toward low-income community programs and facilities in Honolulu, including $1.9 million for construction at the Palolo Chinese Home and $1.5 million for a domestic violence and legal hotline facility. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), in response to the city’s annual application. “This funding is especially important because of the tight fiscal condition our city is facing,” said Managing Director Ben Lee. “The monies will be put to good use servicing those who need our help the most.”

The major recipients who will share in the $17.8 million grant include:

  • The Palolo Chinese Home (Construction) — $1,930,000
  • Domestic Violence and Legal Hotline (Facility) — $1,565,000
  • Community Investment Program (Economic Development) — $1,000,000
  • Lanakila Meals On Wheels (Renovation) — $750,000
  • Salvation Army (Renovation) — $756,000
  • Hawaii Foodbank Warehouse (Construction) — $700,000
  • Pacific Gateway Center (Facility) — $650,000
  • St. Francis-Facility for Elderly (Design) — $450,000
  • Boys and Girls Club (Renovation) — $359,000

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