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Drover Town to see more construction, upgrades

Posted: Friday, August 5, 2016

Pathfinder Services’ NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center, the Community Development division of Pathfinder Services, and the City of Huntington are excited to announce that the second round of construction in the Communities for a Lifetime Drover Town Project is set to begin. The City of Huntington was recently awarded the second half of $640,000 from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) to provide homeowners housing upgrades and accessibility improvements in Drover Town and the surrounding area.

Construction will begin soon on the first round of 15 homes. Homeowners are encouraged to contact Pathfinder’s HomeOwnership Center to see if they qualify for up to $25,000 in home rehabilitation and repair as part of this project. Applications are available by contacting Jeff Teusch at jteusch@pathfinderservices.org or at (260) 356-0521.

Initial application requirements are: The house must be located in or adjacent to the historic Drover Town neighborhood in Huntington. Fifty percent of the homes in this second round must be within the Drover Town Historic Neighborhood. Occupants of the house must be the legal owner; no rental properties will qualify. At least one resident in the home must be 62 years of age or older by December 31, 2015 or a person in the household must have a physical or developmental disability. Rehabilitation work done to the house must meet a need that is essential for day to day living. Program staff will meet with homeowners to determine if the need meets program guidelines. The house and the home owner must meet program requirements.

The Pathfinder NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center also invites local contractors to contact Jeff Teusch by August 10 for information on how to be a part of this project. Teusch is looking for a Project Manager, a lead hazard inspector/clearance professional, and building contractors to participate. “It is important to us that local Huntington County professionals apply and participate in this program. We want to use as many local contractors as possible in this program,” Teusch said.