Federal government awards Virginia money for affordable housing, airports

The federal government awarded Virginia more than $4 million in affordable housing grants and more than $9 million in grants for airports, according to statements issued by Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine.

Nearly $4.01 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will support various affordable housing projects in the commonwealth. The largest grant of more than $1.6 million will go to the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program, which tries to reduce the amount of homeless youths.

Other grants include more than $1.3 million for the Portsmouth Redevelopment & Housing Authority, which will fund fee adjustments for
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