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The North Carolina Office of Recovery and Resiliency this week committed to funding more than 1,000 new, affordable housing units in regions of state hit hard by hurricanes Matthew and Florence, including coastal North Carolina.

About $53.5 million of the state’s share of federal Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery funds are to be used in a deal with the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency, public housing authorities in the cities of Lumberton and Wilson, and Cumberland County government to increase safe, affordable housing opportunities for low- to moderate-income households, the state announced Tuesday.