- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 6, 2016

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Richmond is asking the federal government for $30 million to overhaul the city’s East End.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports (https://bit.ly/29hqIy1 ) that Mayor Dwight C. Jones submitted an application last week for secure Choice Neighborhood dollars with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The mayor wants to use the money to replace one of the city’s oldest and largest public housing communities.

T.K. Somanath is head of the Richmond Redevelopment & Housing Authority. He says that if the city wins the $30 million award, the project should take five years.

The city has failed to win Choice Neighborhood dollars several times in the past. Somanath says they hope to hear in September of October whether the city is one of the finalists for the funding.

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Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, https://www.timesdispatch.com


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