The City of Oakland will receive $10.6 million in Recovery Act Funding to be used for six public housing developments, announced Oakland officials and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Deputy Secretary Ron Sims.

The total dollars, which is double the normal funds received, will create approximately 120 jobs.

“I am very pleased with the outcome of this grant allocation,” said Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums in a press release. “These federal stimulus dollars will ensure that we continue to care for our most vulnerable population and provide quality housing for all Oakland residents.

“This allocation is more evidence that President Obama and the Federal Government understand that by putting as much money as possible into local communities, we can generate jobs to stimulate economic development and grow a sustainable workforce.”

Oakland City Councilwoman Desley Brooks added, “The Obama administration’s commitment to bold and dynamic change is evident in the improvements and upgrades that will be made possible by this grant.  No longer will public housing have a look of neglect and despair.”