Updated: Monday, 17 Aug 2009, 6:17 PM EDT
Published : Monday, 17 Aug 2009, 3:59 PM EDT
PROVIDENCE, R.I (WPRI) - The City of Providence is using more than 5 million dollars in federal stimulus money to make improvements in city housing and to create more than 100 jobs.
The Providence Housing Authority is using the 5.2 million dollars fo fund ten capital city housing projects. The ongoing work which includes landscaping, fencing, and painting will create or retain more than 120 full time jobs. Some of the jobs will be performed by tenants of the Providence Housing Authority.
Mayor David Cicilline was on hand Monday to see some of the progress made at the job sites. The work is underway at Chad Brown, Admiral Terrace, Roger Williams, Codding Court, Hartford Park Manton Avenue, Dexter Manor, Dominica Manor, Carroll Tower, Kilmartin Plaza, Parenti Villa and at single-family homes located in various neighborhoods throughout the city.
“The Providence Housing Authority appreciates the $5.1 million allocation of federal stimulus funds,” said Stephen J. O’Rourke, PHA Executive Director. “This allocation of funds will assist us in catching up with our outstanding capital needs and lead to a safer and more pleasant environment for our residents.”
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