The Choctaw Nation plans to use $141,842 in federal grant money to help rehabilitate sub-standard housing for 28 low-income families. The money from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development office will be used with matching funds from the Nation. A total of $100,000 of the grant money will be used on the Choctaw Nation's Housing Preservation Grant Program of the Rural Housing Service in the Tri-County Enterprise Community of Southeastern Oklahoma. The remaining money will go to the Choctaw Nation's service area of Atoka, Bryan, Haskell, Latimer, LeFlore, Pittsburg, Pushmataha and Hughes counties. "This project exemplifies the great things that can happen for our rural communities when we work together for progress," said James Kearney, administrator of Rural Housing Service.
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