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December 13, 2012

More than 900 low-income families get their homes weatherized

Linda Higgins won’t be cold this winter.

The 63-year-old Merced resident and her 77-year-old husband are one of 981 low-income families in Merced and Madera counties who saw the benefits of a three-year $4.7 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant that recently dried out.

The money was used by the Merced County Community Action Agency to weatherized homes to make them more energy-efficient, said Mike Polinko, Weatherization program director for the MCCAA.

For more on this story, read tomorrow's issue of the Merced Sun-Star.

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