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The city will get $1.7 million from HUD, down from the $2.1 million it got for the fiscal year ending June 30.
Friday, April 5, 2013
For the third year running, Roanoke will see a big bite in federal grants for community development, low income housing and emergency shelters.
Roanoke will receive $1.7 million from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department next year for those programs, down from $2.1 million it got for the fiscal year ending June 30, city records show.
But using carry-overs from earlier grants and a $450,000 debt payment from the Hotel Roanoke for its HUD loan, the city expects to spend a total of $2.9 million on federally-support development and housing efforts.
Some $2.1 million will go for housing, with the rest going for services to the homeless, neighborhood development and a wide range of social services, ranging from job training to helping at-risk students to child abuse prevention.
A little more than half the grand total, or just under $1.6 million , is going to the West End, the latest in the city's list of areas targeted for revitalization, now that a series of similar targeted efforts in the South East community, Gainsboro and Hurt Park have been completed.
The West End funds include:
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