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HUD Secretary visits Flint, and more federal money could be on the way

Mar 14, 2016

The city of Flint could get some additional federal money to help it recover from its water crisis.

U.S. HUD Secretary Julian Castro (right) met with officials in Flint, including Mayor Karen Weaver on Monday
Credit Steve Carmody / Michigan Radio

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro met with Mayor Karen Weaver and Congressman Dan Kildee in Flint today.

Castro says they talked about giving Flint additional Community Development block grant funds.

“We believe there is merit to that package, and would like to work with them to pencil in exactly what that would look like,” says Castro.

At this point, it’s unclear how much additional federal money the city could receive, when that would happen, and what it could be used for.