City home repair program funded

Seymour lately obtained a $250,000 grant for a pilot application for reduced to average revenue owners who require money enable with house repairs.

Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Workplace of Neighborhood and Rural Affairs on Monday announced the town was one particular of four Hoosier communities that have been awarded operator occupied rehabilitation grants totaling $1 million.

The grants will be utilized to let communities to right fund owners of low to average earnings to make essential repairs on their households, in accordance to a news release from OCRA.

“Having a secure and livable house contributes immensely to general good quality of lifestyle,” Crouch reported. “This funding will considerably advantage these 4 Hoosier communities and will present support to those people in need to have in generating necessary repairs to their properties.”

Lawrenceburg, Jefferson County and nearby North Vernon also each and every acquired $250,000 grants.

Communities awarded funds will established up a application to fund reduced and moderate revenue property owners to make repairs on their residences. Suitable repairs incorporate roof maintenance or replacement, ADA accessibility, heating and cooling substitution, lighting and electrical updates and water heater alternative.

“The goal of this program is to enable Hoosiers stay in their residences and raise their people in a safe atmosphere,” claimed OCRA Govt Director Denny Spinner. “Through these grants, communities present the monetary assets to property owners to help them in producing important household repairs. This expense improves not only their high quality of life but that of the group, as properly.”

The town council agreed to utilize for the grant, which essential $27,778 in nearby cash, in late October.

At the time, Tara Hagan, a grant and project manager with Administrative Resources affiliation, advised the council the town experienced now gained extra than 30 applications for assistance of up to $15,000 every single right after an Oct. 11 public hearing about the grant proposal.

She said the metropolis was continuing to accept purposes.

“What we have experienced transpire in the earlier in communities exactly where we have assisted with these packages is as we get by means of 15 to 18 or 20 residences, we will go back in and utilize for cash again,” she claimed.

Hagan stated applicants have to possess the house or be purchasing the property by a bank loan.

“It cannot be a contract sale,” Hagan said.

She said ARa, which is owned by 11 southern Indiana cities and delivers aid in the organizing and funding of community and financial progress assignments, is anticipating currently being ready to help at least 15 town householders with repairs.

Seymour has participated in equivalent programs operated by different point out agencies in the earlier, she reported.

The houses of these applying will have to be on a strong basis and are unable to be mobile households.