The Danbury Housing Authority is among those in Connecticut receiving federal funds. Some 3,100 public housing authorities are sharing nearly $1.8 billion to make large-scale improvements to housing units.
Danbury is receiving nearly $600,000 in funding through the Housing and Urban Development's Capital Fund Program.
The projects can range from roof replacements to energy efficiency upgrades. HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan says while this round of funding is not enough to met the tremendous backlog of capital needs, it will go a long way.