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Two area housing authorities will receive a portion of United States Housing and Urban Development grant funding.

In a statement released Tuesday evening, United States Senator Thom Tillis said the Roanoke Rapids Housing Authority will receive $86,593, while the Roanoke Chowan Regional Housing Authority in Gaston is slated to receive $244,077.



Tillis said the total grant funds to go to housing authorities across the state is $16,572,122 and are in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

This funding is made available through HUD’s Public Housing Operation Fund, which received additional funding in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.

It will provide North Carolina communities with financial resources to manage and maintain resident services, as well as support and respond to the coronavirus pandemic in public housing.

“North Carolina’s housing authorities have been severely affected by the coronavirus pandemic and are in dire need of assistance,” said Tillis. “I was proud to support the CARES Act that provides this much-needed assistance so these housing authorities can maintain services and support North Carolinians in need.”

Spokespersons for both agencies were not immediately for comment this morning.