Rhode Island getting almost $22M in public housing funds

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Two dozen public housing authorities across Rhode Island are getting a total of nearly $22 million in federal grants to fix up their properties.

The grants announced Friday are provided through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Capital Fund Program to build, repair, renovate, or modernize public housing.

Housing authorities typically use the funding to replace roofs or make energy-efficient upgrades to plumbing and electrical systems.

The Housing Authority of Providence is getting the largest share of the Rhode Island allotment, almost $6.5 million.

The Woonsocket Housing Authority is getting nearly $3.5 million, while Newport is getting about $2.5 million.