WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 04, 2009 – (RealEstateRama) — Congresswoman Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawai‘i) today announced the awarding of a $16,245,443 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grant to the Hawai‘i Public Housing Authority to repair and modernize public housing complexes throughout the Hawaiian Islands.
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.
“This federal funding will be immediately used to hire construction workers to perform these much needed repairs to Hawai‘i’s public housing facilities,” said Hirono. “We’re boosting the economy, putting people to work, and providing long term benefits to public housing residents.”
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 has been awarded in addition to the regular annual $12 million dollars in federal capital funding for the Hawai‘i Public Housing Authority.
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