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HUD awards $638,701 to Ark. housing authorities

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LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded 16 Arkansas public housing authorities a total of $638,701 in grants to help residents receiving housing assistance.

The funding ranges from $25,115 to $57,024 to housing authorities in North Little Rock; Fort Smith; Pine Bluff; West Memphis; Hot Springs; Lonoke County; Jonesboro; Conway; Wynne; McGehee; Pope County; Mississippi County; Lee County; Pulaski County and to the White River Regional Housing Authority and the Northwest Regional Housing Authority.

The funding is to help public housing authorities hire or retain service coordinators who will work directly with families to connect them to support services and to help residents find jobs.

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