Rehab work at public housing developments in the city is proceeding as planned, according to the Edinburg Housing Authority.

Rehab work at Lantana and La Posada, two of five public housing developments, which began in February is proceeding at full speed, according to the EHA. The $870,000 project uses funds come from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), which is part of President Barack Obama’s Stimulus package.

The undertaking would render the developments a new lease of life,” said EHA director Estella Treviño in a statement. “At both developments, the vinyl sidings will be completely replaced with hardie-plank, a material as hard as cement but more flexible. The windows and screens will also be replaced as well as the flooring and ceiling acoustic work.”

EHA has also put up a perimeter fence at Manuel Ramirez Viviendas and La Posada. Also in the works is the installation of air-conditioning to 28 units at El Jardin and 35 units at Manuel Ramirez Viviendas. Air conditioning work at Albores is targeted for 2011.