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Published October 17, 2012, 09:43 AM

USDA: $61M provided for North Dakota housing projects

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development agency says it provided more than $61 million for North Dakota housing projects during the past fiscal year.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development agency says it provided more than $61 million for North Dakota housing projects during the past fiscal year.

The agency says funds in fiscal 2012 included loans for single-family homes and more than $3 million in rental assistance to low-income tenants.

Rural Development State Director Jasper Schneider says "quality housing is the building block of a successful community."

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