Nashville getting another $22 million in relief

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- More than a year after severe flooding inundated Nashville neighborhoods, the city is receiving an additional $22.3 million in federal recovery funds.

The money is in the form of block grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, according to The Tennessean. The funding is in addition to $10.7 million the city received in September and more than half will go into housing.

Mayor Karl Dean said the initial disaster funds were used to get homeowners back into their homes as soon as possible. The new grant will be used for such purposed as helping landlords with four or fewer rental units rebuild and help with down payments for people who must relocate because repairing their flood-damages homes isn't feasible.

Some of the money will go to repair infrastructure in damaged neighborhoods.

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(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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