Lehigh Valley gets $3.4 million grant to promote sustainable development

Tom Zanki
The Express-Time
via LehighValleyLive.com
11/21/2011

The federal government has awarded $3.4 million to the Lehigh Valley aimed at making the area more affordable by reducing housing and transportation costs.

The Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corp., the lead agency among a consortium of regional organizations and cities that sought the funding, announced the grant today.

“This is really about our taxpayer dollars coming back to the Lehigh Valley,” LVEDC CEO Phil Mitman said at a news conference at Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley headquarters in Bethlehem.

Called Sustainable Communities Grants, the money comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development…

…HUD distributed more than $97 million to groups nationwide as part of the program…

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