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May 30, 1999


Five neighborhood associations, several social-service agencies and nine city programs are slated to share $2 million in federal grants targeted for housing and related programs.

The list of 31 projects, programs and organizations recommended to receive grants through housing and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs will be up for approval by Lawrence city commissioners Tuesday night.

Among the items in line to receive money:

  • East Lawrence Improvement Assn., $25,000 for work on a Hobbs Park Memorial.
  • North Lawrence Improvement Assn., $3,000 for replacing sidewalks along Seventh Street, from Locust to Lincoln streets.
  • Oread Neighborhood Assn., $2,450 for repairs to limestone steps and a handrail at 13th and Ohio streets.
  • Housing and Credit Counseling Inc., $15,700 for counseling and education to help prevent and mediate disputes between tenants and landlords.
  • Community Drop-In Center Inc., $15,500 for operating expenses.
  • The Salvation Army, $22,400 for running an emergency shelter and providing meals.

The proposal must be forwarded to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development by June 15. The money becomes available Aug. 1.

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