Feds pitch in funds for SF public housing

Two city housing developments are about to become more modern and energy-efficient with new funding help from the feds.

Last week, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development doled out $500 million in grants to public housing authorities nationwide that will be used to build or renovate apartments and to make existing units more energy efficient.

For those efforts, the Ping Yuen development in Chinatown received $8.5 million, and the Westside Courts development in Western Addition received nearly $4 million, the agency said.

“The agencies will have resources to install new energy efficient technologies to conserve energy, such as Energy Star appliances, high-efficiency boilers/furnaces and programmable thermostats or controls,” the federal department said in a statement.

The funds are provided through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

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