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HUD awards $1.4 million to Revitalize CDC

Revitalize CDC will be able to make repairs to 70 homes of low-income people in Hampden County thanks to a $1.4M award from the U.S. Dept of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Funds will pay for renovations to 70 homes in greater Springfield area

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded $1.4 million to a western Massachusetts organization to make health and safety improvements to the homes of low-income individuals.

With this money, Revitalize Community Development Corporation will be able to chip away at a backlog of requests for help and make repairs and renovations to about 70 homes in Hampden County.

WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Colleen Loveless, President and CEO of Revitalize CDC.

The record-setting tenure of Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno. The 2011 tornado and its recovery that remade the largest city in Western Massachusetts. The fallout from the deadly COVID outbreak at the Holyoke Soldiers Home. Those are just a few of the thousands and thousands of stories WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill has covered for WAMC in his nearly 17 years with the station.