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Tulsa County To Receive HUD Grant For Coronavirus Relief

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Headquarters building of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington, D.C.

Tulsa County will receive nearly one million dollars in federal money to aid in recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

The $861,000 block grant from the department of Housing and Urban Development will likely become available within 30 days, according to Claudia Brierre of the Indian Nations Council of Governments, or INCOG, which will administer the funding for Tulsa County. 

"It's to respond and prepare for and address the needs that were created by the virus," Brierre said. 

Brierre said that it hasn't been determined how exactly the money will be spent.

"The type of projects that we're trying to fund would be mostly housing assistance for low-income persons that need assistance meeting rental payments or utility payments due to job loss," Brierre said.

The Tulsa County Board of Commissioners on Monday approved a public hearing for the funding, to be held on Monday, April 13th.

Brierre said information regarding the hearing will be published in a legal notice in the Tulsa World in the coming days, and that the meeting will be viewable via livestream on YouTube. 

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