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Fukushima Local Govts to Get 7.6-B.-Yen State Subsidies for Housing, jiji, 11/8/13

Tokyo, Nov. 8 (Jiji Press)–The Reconstruction Agency said Friday that it will grant Fukushima Prefecture and two municipalities there 7,634 million yen in subsidies for housing for evacuees from the March 2011 nuclear accident in the northeastern Japan prefecture.
In the second allocation of such state subsidies, the prefecture as well as the town of Kori and the village of Kawauchi will receive the money for construction of public housing and parking lots for the long-term evacuees.
The Fukushima prefectural government plans to build 3,700 public housing units in total by fiscal 2015 for evacuees from the accident at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant. It will use the coming funds to acquire land lots for 563 units in the cities of Minamisoma and Iwaki.
The subsidy program was created in the current fiscal year to March, with 50.3 billion yen in the pipeline. By the end of December, the agency plans to invite applications for the third allocation.

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from the u.s., recently moved from kobe to sendai, japan, researching community-based housing recovery after disaster.

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