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$14.5 million awarded to public housing agencies to increase safe, affordable housing in ENC

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The N.C. Office of Recovery and Resiliency Public Housing Restoration Fund has awarded $14.5 million to four state public housing agencies for projects in eastern North Carolina.

This latest round of awards is in addition to $9.6 million previously committed to Wilson and Lumberton, with more than $24 million in public housing funding awarded to date.

The latest cities to benefit: Fayetteville, Lumberton, Princeville and Wilmington.

Restoration Fund awards will be used to increase safe, affordable public housing in areas most impacted by Hurricanes Matthew and Florence.

Kelly Batchelor hails from the small crossroads community of Cabin in Duplin County in Eastern North Carolina. Since 1989 Kelly has been actively employed in radio.