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Metro Nashville Looks To Reallocate Flood Aid

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Metro Nashville officials said they want to reallocate more than $7 million in federal aid for flood mitigation from housing assistance to riverfront revitalization.

Metro Development and Housing Agency officials said funding isn't needed anymore for homes damaged in 2010 when the Cumberland River overflowed its banks.

Officials said the agency consulted with city officials and decided the funding would be best spent on aiding plans for the west bank of the Cumberland River.

MDHA's board and the Metro Council would need to approve the proposal, and then it would go before U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

There won't be a public hearing on the proposed changes, but the metro housing agency is accepting public comments through July 2.

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