HIRONO ANNOUNCES FEDERAL FUNDS FOR WAILUKU PUBLIC HOUSING
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. â€œWeâ€™re boosting the economy, putting people to work, and providing long term benefits to public housing residents,â€ 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 Â© 2009)