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HUD TO MAKE MAJOR GRANT ANNOUNCEMENT TO PROTECT TEXANS FROM FUTURE DISASTER DAMAGE

At 1 p.m. (CDT), Thursday, August 26, 2010, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will make a major funding announcement to support long-term disaster recovery in Texas.

HUD Deputy Secretary Ron Sims and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee will host a media conference call to discuss the impact this funding will have on efforts to protect Texans from future disasters. Reporters are asked to call (800) 762-6085 no later than 12:55 p.m. (CDT). You’ll be asked to provide the conference I.D. number noted below.

WHO: HUD Deputy Secretary Ron Sims
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee

WHAT: Major funding announcement to support long-term disaster recovery in Texas

WHEN: 1 p.m. CDT
Thursday, August 26, 2010
(Reporters should call in no later than 12:55 p.m. CDT)

HOW: Members of the working media are asked to call (800) 762-6085. The Conference ID number is 169769.

For more information, contact Brian Sullivan in HUD’s Office of Public Affairs at 202-402-7527 or brian.sullivan@hud.gov.

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