Housing Grant

Silver City – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will provide $584,400 for an affordable housing project in Silver City.

Officials in the southwestern New Mexico community plan to use the funding toward construction of the Vistas de Plata, a 56-unit affordable housing project.

Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., announced the award Tuesday. He says the investment will help Silver City provide affordable housing options to residents.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.