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Mayor, HUD and Community Leaders Announce Target Areas to Receive $151M Disaster Recovery Funds

Who:
Mayor Annise Parker
Assistant Secretary Mercedes Márquez, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Houston City Council Members
Members of the Texas Organizing Project (TOP)

What:
Mayor Parker, Assistant Secretary Márquez and community leaders will formally announce the planned investment of $151 million in target areas for housing and community development activities. The City is slated to receive these federal Disaster Recovery funds from the State’s General Land Office.
The announced initiative aims to maximize the impact of community development funds, by strategically concentrating resources in Houston’s neighborhoods in greatest need of revitalization.

When:
Wednesday, May 9, 2012, immediately following the adjournment of the City Council meeting

Where:
Houston City Hall
901 Bagby
Proclamation Room, 3rd Floor

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Contact:
Janice Evans-Davis
janice.evans@houstontx.gov
832-393-0800 (o)
713-376-0525 (c)

Jessica Michan
jessica.michan@houstontx.gov
832-393-0804 (o)
713-834-7127 (c)

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