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Stimulus funds are put to use in Albany

By Len Kiese - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - It's been 100 days since President Obama signed the federal stimulus package into law. Some of the money is already being put to use in Albany.

The Albany Housing Authority has gotten almost $2-million in stimulus money through Housing and Urban Development.

Architects have already drawn up plans for improvements to Thronateeska Homes near Albany High School. They were built in 1942. They've had some renovations but they need major improvements.

"We're going to be adding fencing to give it a more gated community appearance and security cameras and significant upgrading to the landscaping, adding off-street parking. I think it would really make that area a much nicer place to live," said Albany Housing Authority Executive Director Dan McCarthy.

The Housing Authority hopes to begin the bidding process by Fall. Stimulus money will also pay for energy efficient windows in public housing units and an updated elevator system at Hudson Malone Towers. It will also pay for some new appliances at some developments.

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