- Associated Press - Thursday, April 28, 2016

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Officials in Asheville say federal funds will help build more than 300 affordable homes in and around the city.

The Asheville Citizen-Times reported (https://avlne.ws/1rkaZq3) that the move by city council on Tuesday awarded federal funds to help build 336 affordable homes.

The $1.2 million will be used in Buncombe, Henderson, Transylvania and Madison counties.

Officials say they had requests totaling $1.9 million for the affordable housing projects.

The council also approved nearly $900,000 in federal funds for programs ranging from urban agriculture to drop-in child care for poor people who are looking for jobs.

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Information from: The Asheville Citizen-Times, https://www.citizen-times.com

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