Murray, Ky – The Paducah Housing Authority will finish an 8-year project in just 2 years thanks to more than 2 million dollars in federal funding. The U-S Department of Housing and Urban Development announced nearly 3 billion dollars in federal stimulus money this week, including more than 6 million for western Kentucky and 4 million for northwest Tennessee. Executive Director Cal Ross says the funds will be used toward completely repairing and beautifying the exterior of the downtown Anderson Court sites.
"It's gonna get a complete face lift. It's my last development that I haven't had a chance to deal with on a big-time scale because there's just not enough money to go around. So this shot of stimulus money is going to let us do remarkable things to make this property very nice for the people who live there."
Ross says the project should be completed sometime in 2011. He says the housing authority also plans to apply for a competitive grant to fund the completion of Anderson's interior renovations.