County receives funding to aid home rehab

Last week at their board meeting, the  approved grants totaling over $2.5 million to nine Indiana municipalities for the development and implementation of Community Development Block Grant Owner Occupied Rehabilitation projects.

The funding will assist over 100 Indiana households.

“This program checks the box in each of the three areas of our mission which is to provide housing opportunities, promote self-sufficiency and strengthen communities,” said Jacob Sipe, Executive Director of IHCDA. “In addition to ensuring the integrity of the homes, this work promotes independence by providing greater accessibility and ultimately making the homes safer. We look forward to working closely with these communities to identify eligible homeowners.”

Dearborn County received $350,000 for 15 houses  through Southeastern Indiana Regional Planning Council.

The federally funded program, administered in Indiana by IHCDA, provides grants to selected applicants for the rehabilitation of homes owned by low-to-moderate income residents.

Eligible activities include, but are not limited to: 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.

Target populations for this program include: individuals with disabilities, families with children six and under, aging in place households, veterans and single parent households.

IHCDA anticipates that 84 of the 103 households served through this funding will be owned by or have a household member belonging to one or more of the targeted populations.

IHCDA, chaired by Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, provides housing opportunities, promotes self-sufficiency and strengthens communities in order to build an Indiana with a sustainable quality of life for all Hoosiers in the community of their choice.

For more information, visit www.ihcda.in.gov or www.in.gov/myihcda.

 

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