TEXAS (Austin Business Journal, San Antonio Business Journal) – Local governments statewide have obtained funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), notably Austin, San Antonio and Bexar County.

The capital, given $13.4 million, and Alamo City and its surrounding county, given a combined $25.7 million, are receiving grants from HUD for community development and production of affordable housing.

The City of San Antonio will receive $14.6 million in Community Development Block Grant funds; $640,466 in Emergency Shelter Grant funds; $7 million in HOME Investment Partnerships Program funding; and $1 million in Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS funding.

Separately, Bexar County will receive $1.7 million in Community Development Block Grant funding and $650,999 in HOME funding.

HOME is a federal block grant program that can be used by state and local governments to develop affordable housing.

Other local governments receiving grants include Brownsville, Edinburg, Harlingen, Laredo, McAllen, Mission, Pharr, Round Rock, San Benito, San Marcos, Victoria and Williamson County.