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Sarasota's Housing Office receives national award
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Sarasota's Housing Office receives national award

Sarasota, Florida -- Sarasota's Office of Housing and Community Development has announced it recently received the National Community Development Association's Audrey Nelson Community Development Achievement Award.

The Housing Office was recognized for its use of Community Development Block Grant funds in the Newtown neighborhood to improve neighborhoods, homes and families' quality of life.

The grants helped the city invest $60.6 million in public money to improve the following 12 projects in the Newtown community:

  • Janie’s Garden Phase I & II
  • Kingstone Apartments (formerly The Mediterranean)
  • Elms Apartments
  • Fredd “Glossie” Atkins park
  • Storefront Renovation Program
  • Robert L. Taylor Community Center
  • Newtown Training Center
  • Orange Avenue Playground Improvements
  • Newtown Estates Playground Improvements
  • Orange Avenue Drainage Improvements
  • Bertha Mitchell Development Improvements

“This award demonstrates the commitment that both the City and the County have shown to rehabilitate this area.  The City and County have not only dedicated federal and state grant funds to this effort, but their own general fund dollars,” Office of Housing and Community Development General Manager Don Hadsell said.

The award will be presented Feb. 1, 2013 during the NCDA annual conference in Washington D.C.

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