Murray County awarded grant for Homeowner Rehabilitation Assistance
Aug 06, 2014 | 2224 views | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Murray County has been awarded a CHIP— Community HOME Investment Program—grant in the amount of $304,980. The current grant’s amount was given by the Georgia Housing Finance Authority through the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, and the funds will be used for Homeowner Rehabilitation Assistance Projects, as outlined in our community’s application for the grant. The grant does not require the county to make a financial match of its amount, so the residents and the local government of Murray County will not have to pay any amount for this award to be used.

To qualify for the Homeowner Rehabilitation Assistance, area homeowners must be at thirty percent of the area median income—signifying a household’s income is at the bottom range of the area income— and have a minimum of one household member who is at least sixty-two years of age; the amount of income a household may generate while still qualifying will depend on the number of residents in the household. “This grant is wonderful opportunity for those in our community to receive assistance with their much needed home repairs that they might not otherwise be able to afford,” said Sole Commissioner Brittany Pittman.

Households qualifying for this grant could receive aid with repairing heating units, air conditioning, floors, masonry, electrical problems, plumbing, and roofs, as well as with creating handicap accessibility to these homes and providing carpentry work and painting jobs. “We will continue to be proactive and take advantage of grant funding for the betterment of our Murray County,” said Pittman. This grant will run until June 2017 and during that time, the amount of households the grant is able to help will depend on the size of the projects. To see if your household is eligible, call 706-876-1630.