Pittsburgh's housing authority to receive $1.2 million less

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The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh will receive $1.2 million less this year from a federal grant program intended to help public housing agencies maintain and update their housing stock.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Friday that the city's housing authority would receive $12.5 million for this fiscal year. Last year, the housing authority received $13.7 million. Authority officials attributed the cuts to the sequestration.

Chuck Rohrer, a spokesman for the housing authority, said the cuts will be absorbed across the authority's entire budget, so it's unlikely to halt any particular project.

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Moriah Balingit: mbalingit@post-gazette.com, 412-263-2533 or on Twitter @MoriahBee.


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