Fla. diocese gets $9.7 million from HUD

The Catholic Diocese of Venice, Fla., has been awarded a grant of $9,724,600 from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The money will be dedicated to constructing an apartment facility for low-income elderly people of all faiths, as an outreach of the Diocese of Venice through Blessed Pope John XXIII Roman Catholic Church, according to a news release.

"This announcement is wonderful news during difficult economic times. Many elderly are in need of quality affordable housing but are unable to afford it. The Diocese appreciates the opportunity to again partner with HUD to provide these additional apartments for those elderly in need," said the Rev. Frank J. Dewane, bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Venice.

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