Jonesboro receives part of HUD grant

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – Jonesboro is one of five cities to receive thousands in grant money from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

In a news release Thursday, HUD announced a housing counseling grant of $12,359 will be awarded to the Jonesboro Urban Renewal and Housing Authority, Housing and Community Development Organization.

The grant will be used to assist residents in finding a home, becoming a homeowner or to help keep their home, according to HUD.

The other cities mentioned in the release are Fort Smith, Harrison, Little Rock and Russellville. The grants total over $91,000.

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