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High-Rise Gets Help

Federal Grant To Pay For Hillcrest Towers Repairs

Posted: May 6, 2013 at 5 a.m.

The Hillcrest Towers building is set to receive a facelift paid for a Housing and Urban Development emergency grant that will address leaching mortar that is considered a potential structural danger if it continued to be unaddressed.

A $3.5 million federal grant for exterior improvements to Hillcrest Towers could help cement the public housing project’s place in downtown.

At A Glance

Emergency Grant

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development sets aside capital improvement money each year for emergencies and natural disasters. The money is distributed to housing authorities across the country that apply for it. The Fayetteville Housing Authority was one of 11 agencies to share $20 million in 2012.

Source: U.S. Department Of Housing And Urban Development

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