Local Municipalities Receive Owner-Occupied Home Rehabilitation Awards
By Travis Thayer
(Indianapolis, Ind.) – Federal funding is being handed out to ensure home repairs are made for low-to-moderate income families.
The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority recently announced awards totaling $2.7 million dollars to 14 Indiana municipalities for the development and implementation of Community Development Block Grants Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation projects.
The funding will assist an estimated 121 Indiana households, some of which are located in Aurora and Lawrenceburg, and Franklin, Ripley and Switzerland counties.
“This program ensures that low-to-moderate income families can get necessary repairs to their home,” said Indiana Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, who serves as IHCDA’s board chair. If left untreated, these issues have the potential to impact the integrity of the home and the health of those living there. We look forward to working with these communities to identify eligible homeowners.”
The federally funded program seeks to improve the quality life of the existing housing stock by providing grants of up to $25,000 to selected applicants for the rehabilitation of low income residents in owner-occupied housing.
Eligible activities include minor repairs to an inoperable or faulty furnace, leaking roof or unsafe electrical wiring and plumbing as well as lead-based paint abatement and mold remediation.
To learn more about the program, and to see a full list of grant recipients, visit www.in.gov/ihcda.