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Mayor Parker and HUD Announce Target Areas to Receive $151 Million in Disaster Recovery Funds

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Mayor Annise Parker discusses the Disaster Recovery Funds and gives an award to HUD Assistant Secretary Mercedes Márquez. Press conference held May 9, 2012 in City Hall's Proclamation Room. Continuing the positive collaboration between the City of Houston and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Mayor Annise Parker, HUD Assistant Secretary Mercedes Márquez, and members of the Texas Organizing Project (TOP) have announced the planned investment of the next round of federal Disaster Recovery funds in targeted neighborhoods throughout the City. The City of Houston is slated to receive $151 million in Hurricane Ike Disaster Recovery Round 2 funds from the State's General Land Office. These funds target specific "Neighborhoods of Opportunity" to help Houstonians with housing and achieve comprehensive community development in their neighborhoods. Those neighborhoods include: Acres Home Independence Heights Near North Side / 5th Ward / Denver Harbor / Magnolia Park Sunnyside / South Park / South Union