Locals receive federal funds

Published 12:00 am Monday, September 8, 2003

WASHINGTON, DC – Two local housing authorities are among nearly 100 organizations statewide to receive grants to revitalize public housing units.

Last week, Senator John Edwards (D-NC) announced that the Ahoskie Housing Authority (AHA) and the Roanoke-Chowan Regional Housing Authority (RCRHA) are among those that will share in the $50-plus million in grant money made available by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Capital Fund Program. That grant money will fund housing unit modernization and development as well as managerial improvement in housing authorities.

A breakdown of the federal funding revealed that the AHA will receive $167,188 while another $522,529 is earmarked for the RCRHA.

&uot;Individual communities across the state are working hard to make sure that all North Carolinians have a safe, livable place to call home,&uot; said Sen. Edwards in a press release issued Sept. 3. &uot;These local communities deserve our support so they can continue to help low-income families and their children.&uot;

Other northeastern North Carolina housing authorities receiving the federal funds were based in Edenton ($156,031), Elizabeth City ($436,365), Town of Hertford ($116,942), Plymouth ($289,950), Princeville ($63,070), Roanoke Rapids ($305,327), Robersonville ($154,766) and Tarboro ($251,530).