44
      Sunday
      54 / 41
      Monday
      56 / 44
      Tuesday
      64 / 45

      RI cities, towns to receive public housing grants

      More than two dozen Rhode Island cities and towns will benefit from federal housing grants announced this week.

      U.S. Sen. Jack Reed said the $11.7 million in funding will develop, finance, and modernize public housing in the various communities.

      The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Public Housing Capital Fund Program.

      Agencies can use the money to improve or replace outdated utilities, and improve resident safety and security.

      Senator Reed's office says there are approximately 9,500 public housing units in Rhode Island.

      Here are the 25 cities and towns{}benefiting from the money, and how much they'll receive.

      Bristol: $189,744

      Burrillville: $83,888

      Central Falls: $341,939

      Coventry: $214,661

      Cranston: $568,618

      Cumberland: $151,910

      East Greenwich: $33,156

      East Providence: $389,590

      Jamesto $28,288

      Johnston: $172,104

      Lincoln: $280,988

      Narragansett: $13,758

      Newport: $1,691,595

      North Providence: $126,526

      Pawtucket: $1,175,821

      Portsmouth: $38,253

      Providence: $3,228,877

      Smithfield: $51,630

      South Kingsto $102,250

      Tiverton: $42,161

      Warren: $142,325

      Warwick: $494,760

      West Warwick: $207,116

      Westerly: $130,991

      Woonsocket: $1,823,349

      TOTAL: $11,724,298

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