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From the Beaumont Housing Authority  - The U.S. Department of Housing Urban Development announced the award of an $81,723 grant to the Beaumont Housing Authority to continue their highly successful Family Self Sufficiency Program. 


Standing next to her budding winter garden of lettuce, collards, turnips and banana peppers, Ethel August pointed to the blue tarp on her roof and lamented.

“The roof is leaking real bad in the kitchen,” said August, whose home on Forrest Street still bears a sun-worn blue tarp more than four years after Hurricane Ike damaged her roof in September 2008.