- Associated Press - Thursday, March 20, 2014

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded $37.6 million to 102 Louisiana public housing authorities to make major large-scale improvements.

The grants, announced Wednesday, are provided through HUD’s Capital Fund Program, which provides annual funding to about 3,100 public housing authorities to build, repair, renovate and/or modernize the public housing in their communities.

The Housing Authority of New Orleans is getting the largest grant, $15 million. The Housing Authority of Monroe will receive $2.1 million, followed by the Housing Authority of East Baton Rouge, $1.4 million, the Housing Authority of Shreveport, $1.089 million, the Housing Authority of the City of Alexandria, $1.074 million, and the Housing Authority of Lake Charles at $1.048 million.

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