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Albany transitional housing shelter awarded grant

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More than a dozen families living in transitional housing units in Albany will come home to a brighter environment.

Albany is the only city in the state to get the 2011 Color Care Across America grant. This grant will for a allow a complete paint job inside all 15 units at Albany Transitional housing.

It's housing for people who found themselves homeless and it provides them a way to get back on to their feet.

Officials say this will help provide those families living in the units with a quality standard of living.

"This will provide us with an opportunity to be able to go on the inside of these units and so some painting and really brighten up their lives as much as possible for the two year time they are here," said Latoya Cutts, Community and Economic Development Director.

They'll start painting mid- September and plan to be finished before thanksgiving.