"The construction industry has been particularly hard-hit in
this downturn, so it's great that roofers, electricians, painters
and carpenters will be needed and hired for this work," say U.S.
Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Tampa). "It's also critical that this money is
going to improve the lives of so many of our neighbors by improving
their homes. This will help the housing authorities alleviate the
existing backlogs of needed repairs and upgrades."
The housing authority of St. Petersburg, Fla., will receive $1.3
million in funding from the bill, and the housing authority of
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