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May 19, 2010 10:06 AM by Sharlee Jacobs

OK to Build 20 Duplexes in Ike-Damaged Galveston

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - Construction could begin within days on
20 public housing duplexes in Hurricane Ike-recovering Galveston.
Galveston Housing Authority commissioners have awarded a $2.75
million contract to Guaranteed Builders, which constructed the
original Oaks development.
The Galveston County Daily News reported Wednesday that the
duplexes will be the first of nearly 570 units replacing public
housing destroyed when Ike slammed the island on Sept. 13, 2008.
Authority spokesman Justin Herter says construction could begin
this month, in a project expected to take six to nine months. The
contract was awarded Monday.
The housing authority has about $4 million from the U.S.
Department of Housing and Urban Development for the Ike rebuilding.
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