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Agency suspends list for housing help

FARMINGTON Officials with the San Juan County Housing Authority say they are being forced to stop putting people on a waiting list for housing assistance.

The reason is the automatic federal budget cuts that kicked in earlier this month.

The executive director of the housing authority, Faye Anderson, said the authority wants to prevent any false hope for the families that apply for assistance in the near future.

Anderson said she hopes the funding will be restored, as there as many families in the northwestern New Mexico county that need help.

Anderson said there currently are 244 individuals and families who are supported with financial assistance to pay rental payments through the authority.

She said nearly 450 applicants are on the waiting list.

Postal Service looking for workers in N.M.

ALBUQUERQUE The U.S. Postal Service is looking to hire new workers to staff a mail processing and distribution center in Albuquerque.

The agency says it will be accepting applications for the mail handler positions through Monday via its website.

Starting pay will be $13.75 an hour, and there are limited employee benefits in the first year of employment. Postal officials say hours of work will vary based on mail volume.

The Postal Service, an independent agency of government, does not receive tax dollars for its day-to-day operations but is subject to congressional control.

Associated Press

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