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Department of Housing and Urban Development awards Newport News, Norfolk $60 million grant

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — It’s an announcement that’s expected to transform two areas in Hampton Roads.

On Monday, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson awarded Newport News and Norfolk $30 million each to redevelop severely distressed public or assisted housing and to revitalize surrounding neighborhoods.

The grants, provided through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Choice Neighborhoods Initiative is expected to transform the Marshall Ridley area in Newport News and the St. Paul’s area in Norfolk.

Secretary Carson made the announcement in Newport News. Mayor Price called it a turning point for Newport News and its citizens.

"It will bring the area back to what it was when I was a kid," Price said.

Secretary Carson spoke on how they chose Newport News and No...

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