POSTED: 5:59 a.m. HST, Nov 13, 2012
Hawaii is kicking off an $11 million project to modernize a public housing complex in Palolo neighborhood of Honolulu.
The Hawaii Public Housing Authority is holding a groundbreaking ceremony for work at Palolo Valley Homes today.
The first phase of the project will include improvements to both the insides and outsides of six buildings. Seven of the 44 units involved in the first phase will be renovated to accommodate disabled tenants.
Gov. Neil Abercrombie released funds for the project last month. The money is part of a $92 million job creation initiative.
The Hawaii Public Housing Authority administers 6,000 state and federal public housing units on five islands. It also provides 1,900 rental vouchers on Oahu.