HUD funds help upgrade Oakland housing

August 6, 2009 7:13:19 PM PDT
Oakland is cashing in on nearly $11 million in federal funds to renovate public housing.

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Mayor Ron Dellums and a top Housing and Urban Development (HUD) agency deputy showed off a model unit Thursday at Palo Vista Gardens.

It is one of six public housing projects receiving upgrades that include making the units more energy-efficient.

Over the next 18 months, HUD funds will be used to upgrade roofs, gutters, windows, plumbing, paving, exterior painting, and landscaping, creating roughly 50 new jobs.

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