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Colorado awarded $10 million for HUD upgrades

Colorado was awarded just more than $10 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on March 19, 2014.

Colorado was awarded just more than $10 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on March 19, 2014.

WASHINGTON — Colorado was awarded just more than $10 million Wednesday from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to make major large-scale improvements.

The grants are from the Capital Fun Program, which are used to help build, repair, renovate and/or modernize public housing.

“This funding is critically important to public housing agencies as they work to provide the best housing possible for their residents,” HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan said.

“Housing authorities in Colorado count on this funding to maintain and improve their public housing for many families, especially the most vulnerable — our seniors,” said Rocky Mountain Regional Administrator Rick M. Garcia.