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Grant to help seniors with home repairs

Posted: Sunday, February 13, 2011

A $400,000 grant is headed to Huntington to renovate homes for senior citizens living in the city limits. At least 20 homes will receive up to $15,000 of assistance.

The funds will be used to help households that earn less than 60 percent of the median income in Huntington County. Preference will be given to persons living the NNORC Study area which includes the areas bordered by Tipton Street to the north, Broadway to the east, East State Street to the south, and North Jefferson Street to the west.

Northeast Indiana Housing Partnerships Inc. will hold a meeting at 10 a.m. on February 24 at the Huntington Senior Center in the Court House Annex to determine how many people are interested and explain how the money can be used. Applications will be distributed and information gathered from people who could possibly benefit from the grant.

The amount and type of assistance from the grant will vary with each house depending upon the house and the work required. Examples of the kind of work that can be done are home modifications for elderly and disabled clients, insulation, roofs, siding, windows, electrical systems, heating and cooling systems, plumbing, doors, mold, lead based paint and other repairs.