This guide outlines how Making Connections communities, at the time of this report, could structure inquiries to government entities to access the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding. The funding would build on the work already in progress through Making Connections. The guide also details how Making Connections policy and strategy work can help cities and states vie for the funds along with what funding is available by type and distribution. 

July 25, 2009

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    How to get ARRA housing money for communities.

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    Why Making Connections communities could have an advantage for obtaining funds.

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    What current strategies can be promoted to help access the funds.

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    What questions to ask at different government levels (state, local, federal).

Key Takeaway

Making Connections experience can help cities and states with ARRA funding opportunities

Making Connections sites and other low‐income communities would benefit significantly from a range of spending provisions in the ARRA bill; however, quick, coordinated strategies would be needed to ensure that communities have a place at the table. There were a number of discrete funding streams within ARRA at the time of this report dedicated to improving privately‐owned, publically‐subsidized, and publically‐owned housing that communities could advocate for priority funding.

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