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Owensboro Seeking $10 Million Low-Income Housing Grant

Owensboro is seeking a $10 Million grant to construct affordable housing for homeless people and for the ones who cannot afford decent housing.

October 12, 2023

The city of Owensboro is asking for a $10 Million grant to build low-income rental housing or rehabilitate existing housing for low-income renters.

The main goal of the city is to eliminate the shortage of affordable housing due to which, low-income families live in substandard housing or pay more than they can afford for rent.

The city is looking forward to the public commenting on the grant application to be submitted to the Department of Housing and Urban Development within this month after October 18.

The grant application incorporates data from two housing needs assessments conducted in 2019 and 2022 by a national consultant. The study conducted on this reveals that nearly all Owensboro affordable housing was filled and there was an acute shortage of low-income housing.

Nearly 12,000 people live in poverty in Owensboro and are also the most vulnerable to experiencing housing challenges such as homelessness.

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Mayse James. “City seeking $10 million low-income housing grant”. Messenger Inquirer, October 7, 2023,

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