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HUD money on the way

Evansville is among more than 40 Indiana cities that will share $22.5 million in federal funding to modernize public housing.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's grants will allow housing authorities to replace roofs, replace old plumbing and electrical systems, and make other improvements to aging housing.

A news release from HUD indicates Evansville will receive more than $1.2 million, Owensboro, Kentucky, will receive more than $775,000, and Henderson will see about $570,000.

The city of Gary's housing authority will receive the largest of Indiana's grants, more than $3.5 million, followed by the Indianapolis Housing Agency, which will receive $2.6 million.

HUD released an independent study in 2011 that found the nation's public housing units faced more than $25 billion in large-scale repairs.