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Published September 21, 2012, 08:51 AM

Minot housing programs target elderly, disabled

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Programs in Minot to rehab or reconstruct flood-damaged properties are focusing on elderly and disabled people who are still living in temporary housing provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Programs in Minot to rehab or reconstruct flood-damaged properties are focusing on elderly and disabled people who are still living in temporary housing provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The city has $14 million in federal disaster recovery grant money for the two housing programs. City Finance Director Cindy Hemphill says it's impossible to get everyone impacted by the 2011 Souris River flood back into a home with that amount of money, so the city decided to target the people who need help the most.

The two housing programs are designed to help about 140 low-to-moderate-income residents. Those who qualify might be eligible for up to $60,000 for rehab projects and $150,000 for reconstruction.

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