Sens. Levin, Stabenow Announce $777,000 in Public Housing Grants for the Upper Peninsula
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Sens. Levin, Stabenow Announce $777,000 in Public Housing Grants for the Upper Peninsula

Funds Made Available Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

WASHINGTON, DC – September 25, 2009 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Sens. Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow, both D-Mich., today announced three recovery grants designed to improve public housing for seniors and disabled individuals in three communities in the Upper Peninsula. The funds, allocated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, were made available by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Facilities in Ironwood, Laurium and Sault Sainte Marie will receive the grants.

“Supporting our seniors and disabled citizens is an imperative and I’m pleased these U.P. communities will receive these grants,” Levin said. “These projects will both enhance public housing and create jobs immediately for U.P. residents.”

“Providing safe and adequate housing for our seniors and those with disabilities is a priority,” said Stabenow.  “These projects in the Upper Peninsula will improve these existing facilities and create jobs for these communities.”

The awards will be used by housing authorities to modify existing public housing units to make them fully accessible or convert them to be used as space for providing services to seniors and those with disabilities.

The details of the grants are below. For more information visit: http://portal.hud.gov/portal/page/portal/RECOVERY.

Public Housing Authority Project Site City

Amount

Ironwood Housing Commission Pioneer Park Apartments Ironwood

$330,000

Laurium Housing Commission Laurium Senior Citizens Laurium

$87,000

Sault Ste Marie Housing Commission James/Riverview Terrace Sault Sainte Marie

$360,000

Contact: Senator Levin’s Office
Phone: 202.224.6221