West Warwick Senior Center to Receive Nearly $200,000
WASHINGTON, DC U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI), the ranking member of the Senate Housing Subcommittee, announced today that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is awarding the West Warwick Senior Center $198,400 to construct a new Senior and Community Center in the low-income Arctic neighborhood of West Warwick.Reed secured $200,000 in federal funding for the project in fiscal year 2005.This federal funding will be used to construct up to 40 new units of affordable housing and expansion of services to elderly, non-elderly and special needs children. It will also help to revitalize the Arctic neighborhood and spur property investments and economic development in the area. Reed stated, The West Warwick Senior Center has provided important services for elderly citizens in the community for years. This federal funding will help the Center to expand its services to other members of the community while at the same time revitalizing the Arctic neighborhood and providing affordable housing to residents.In February of 2005, Reed and Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) who secured $72,000 for the project, toured the construction site for a new Senior and Community Center.