Huntingdon Gets Housing Grant

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A big announcement was made Friday for dozens of families in Huntingdon. Their homes will soon be completely remodeled and it will not cost them a dime. The Huntingdon Housing Authority was awarded a $1,026,000 grant by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. They had applied for the grant in October of last year. The money will be used to make improvements at the Hillcourt Circle and McCall Street Housing Developments. Leaders said the main street sewer lines will be replace and renovations will be made to the low-income homes. The director of the developments said no major renovations have been made to the homes since their were built in 1963. “They’ll have a new apartment, painted with new floors, new carpeting, sinks, new counter tops,” said Executive Director Denelda Price. “They’re going to love it.” Bids are expected to be completed in the next two months with construction taking about a year. Families will be moved into already remodeled apartments within the complex while their units are worked on.

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