Thank you for reading another edition of my e-newsletter, the Carson Courier. For additional information on these and other topics, please visit my website at http://www.carson.house.gov.
In this week’s
Supporting Unemployed Hoosiers
Expanding Affordable Housing Opportunities
SUPPORTING UNEMPLOYED HOOSIERS
On Wednesday, I voted to pass the Unemployment Compensation Extension Act, which provides an extra 13 weeks of Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) to workers living in high unemployment states like
When enacted into law, this legislation will bring immediate assistance to an estimated 314,000 people across the country, including 10,000 in
For additional information on how to apply for Emergency Unemployment Compensation, visit here.
EXPANDING AFFORDABLE HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES
In this difficult economic climate, thousand of residents across the 7th Congressional District are relying on local agencies to provide quality, affordable housing for their families. These agencies are helping to restore pride in our neighborhoods and are working to create strong communities where families can thrive.
That is why I am proud to congratulate the Indianapolis Housing Agency (IHA), which this month was awarded four grants totaling over $15 million from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. These grants, which were a part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, will be used to revitalize local affordable housing communities and make units more energy efficient through the use of Energy Star appliances, high-efficiency boilers/furnaces and programmable thermostats or controls.
These grant announcements have provided a further reminder of the tremendous impact that the Recovery Act is having on our city. Not only will they help lift up these public housing communities, these grants will reduce energy consumption and spur local investment that creates and supports jobs for working-class Hoosiers.
The full list of awardees can be found here.
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