PROVIDENCE, R.I (WPRI) - The City ofProvidence is using more than 5 million dollars in federalstimulus money to make improvements in city housing and to createmore than 100 jobs.
TheProvidence Housing Authority is using the 5.2 million dollarsfo fund ten capital city housing projects. The ongoing work whichincludes landscaping, fencing, and painting will create or retainmore than 120 full time jobs. Some of the jobs will be performed bytenants of the Providence Housing Authority.
Mayor David Cicilline was on hand Monday to see some of theprogress made at the job sites. The work is underway at Chad Brown,Admiral Terrace, Roger Williams, Codding Court, Hartford ParkManton Avenue, Dexter Manor, Dominica Manor, Carroll Tower,Kilmartin Plaza, Parenti Villa and at single-family homes locatedin various neighborhoods throughout the city.
“The Providence Housing Authority appreciates the $5.1million allocation of federal stimulus funds,” said StephenJ. O’Rourke, PHA Executive Director. “This allocationof funds will assist us in catching up with our outstanding capitalneeds and lead to a safer and more pleasant environment for ourresidents.”
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