More than $29 million in federal stimulus money has been released to 107 public housing authorities in Arkansas, the Housing and Urban Development Department announced Tuesday.

More than $29 million in federal stimulus money has been released to 107 public housing authorities in Arkansas, the Housing and Urban Development Department announced Tuesday.
More than 20 percent of the money will go to two agencies in central Arkansas, according to a list on a HUD Web site. The Little Rock Housing Authority will get $2.63 million, HUD said, and the North Little Rock Housing Authority will get $2.06 million.
Two other local authorities will get more than $1 million each — the Camden Housing Authority, slated to receive $1.07 million, and the housing agency at Forrest City, which will receive $1.01 million.
Housing authorities in nine other Arkansas localities are scheduled to get more than $500,000 each: Fort Smith, Blytheville, Texarkana, Pine Bluff, Osceola, Poinsett County, Hot Springs, Trumann and Helena-West Helena.
The federal agency said the money would "allow local housing agencies to address the long-standing capital needs of public housing, create jobs and increase energy efficiency."