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Agencies can use the money to improve or replace outdated utilities, and improve resident safety and security.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