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Seventeen affordable seniors housing properties will receive funding ranging from $2.4 million to $20 million, the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Tuesday as it makes available a total of more than $142 million in new grants and loans under its Green and Resilient Retrofit Program, or GRRP.

Comprehensive GRRP grants provide funding to properties with the highest need for climate resilience and utility efficiency upgrades, regardless of prior development or environmental retrofit experience, according to HUD.

“These awards represent not just our ongoing commitment to improving the health and safety of the homes for low-income families, but the power of partnerships that use federal funding made available through President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act combined with private resources to combat climate change and promote energy efficiency,” Assistant Secretary for Housing and Federal Housing Commissioner Julia Gordon said in a statement.

Katie Smith Sloan, president and CEO of LeadingAge, previously called GRRP funding disbursement “a tremendous step forward toward ensuring that low-income older adults are safe and protected as threats from climate change escalate.”

The senior housing properties receiving awards this round include:

  • $20 million each: Langley Square II Apts in Hampton, VA; Marcus Garvey Village in Brooklyn, NY; and The Towers at Tower Lane in New Haven, CT
  • $16 million each: Alexander- Harvey Homes (formerly Wesley Plaza) in Baton Rouge, LA; Eastland Manor in Columbus, OH
  • $8 million each: New Horizons Apartments in Miami; Torre Jesus Sanchez Erazo in Bayamon, Puerto Rico
  • $6.6 million: Tamarack Apartments in Bremerton, WA
  • $5.4 million: Castlewood Terrace in Granada Hills, CA
  • $3.2 million each: Fox Hollow Community in Covington, TN; Good Samaritan Village in Camden, TN
  • $2.8 million each: Highland Acres Apartments in Carthage, MO; Summit Terrace in Doniphan, MO
  • $2.7 million: Southwood Square Phase III in Stamford, CT
  • $2.4 million each: Caritas Plaza (St. Vincent DePaul Emanuel Plaza) in Portland, OR; Southview in Dickinson, ND; Ferndale Square in Ferndale, WA

As of Tuesday, HUD said, GRRP funding has been awarded to 139 properties and more than 16,400 rental homes, in an effort to make them greener, healthier and safer for low-income households, older adults and people living with disabilities. The projects span the range from targeted upgrades to major net-zero renovation for properties in 39 states, Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico.

Earlier this year, three of HumanGood’s affordable senior housing communities received a total of $26.48 million in grants under the first wave of the GRRP. The program has awarded more than $754 million, according to HUD