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HIRONO ANNOUNCES FEDERAL FUNDS FOR WAILUKU PUBLIC HOUSING

February 26, 2009, 5:21 PM HST
* Updated February 26, 5:22 PM
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Congresswoman Mazie K. Hirono announced the awarding of a $16,245,443 federal grant to fund repairs and modernize public housing in Hawaii. Projects include re-roofing and renovating units in Wailuku, Maui and in Honoka`a on the island of Hawai`i, as well as updating aging elevators and upgrading electrical systems across the state.

Hirono said the funding will be immediately used to hire construction workers to perform the repairs. “We’re boosting the economy, putting people to work, and providing long term benefits to public housing residents,” said Hirono.

Congresswoman Hirono voted in favor of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, earlier this month, which President Barack Obama signed into law.

The $16.2 million dollar stimulus grant was awarded in addition to the regular annual $12 million dollars in federal capital funding for the Hawai`i Public Housing Authority.

(Posted by Wendy OSHER © 2009)

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