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KTRK ABC-13 (Texas) - Housing project rebuilds affordable homes for families[MEMBERS MENTIONED: Al Green (TX-9) and Sheila Jackson Lee (TX- 18)]

As part of the Obama Administration's 'Recovery Summer' initiative, US Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan traveled to Houston to tour Kennedy Place, a new affordable housing redevelopment that is currently under construction using $7.8 million in HUD Recovery Act funds.

As construction crews work on building 108 new homes for low-income Houston families, the Houston Housing Authority gave the US Secretary for Housing and Urban Development (HUD) a sneak peak of the progress.

Houston Housing Authority Interim President and CEO Timothy Seckinger led HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Congressman Al Green, and others on a tour of Kennedy Place Monday. [8/2/10]

WWAY ABC-3 (North Carolina) - McIntyre checks how IP uses stimulus funds

[MEMBER MENTIONED: Mike McIntyre (NC-7)]

Rep. Mike McIntyre made a special visit today to a Columbus County paper mill. The Congressman met with company leaders from International Paper to discuss how the mill has been able to sustain jobs during this tough economy.

The mill was one of the first in North Carolina to receive stimulus money. McIntyre said he chose to visit International Paper to see how those funds were put into use.

'We wanted to see where these recovery funds were going, the capital improvements being made here, the jobs its preserving and to look first hand on how to help working people their jobs and keep the economy strong in this part of North Carolina,' McIntyre said. [8/2/10]

The Daily Item (Pennsylvania) - Stimulus funds help hundreds to land jobs

More than 300 youths and adults in Snyder, Union and Northumberland counties have found employment through the 2010 Way to Work Initiative funded with $1.5 million in stimulus money.

So far, 285 youths in the Valley have been placed into summer work experiences at 81 different work sites.

At least 43 unemployed adults, age 25 and older, have also found a way to stay connected to the work force and increase their household income. Thirty employers in the three-county area have provided jobs for the adult program.

The Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Corp. has a goal to serve a total of 750 youths and 196 adults through the program. [7/31/10]

Associated Press - Federal stimulus funds help hold down Virginia college tuition increases

Federal stimulus funds are helping to hold tuition and fee increases for in-state students at Virginia's public colleges and universities to 10.6 percent for the upcoming school year.

The state's public higher-education institutions are receiving $198 million in stimulus funding for this fiscal year to offset state funding cuts and to mitigate tuition increases. [8/2/10]

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