State Housing Funds Will Help Town Program

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The town program to rehabilitate the homes of low-income residents is being put in position to get extra funds.

At the Aug. 15 meeting of the town council, Community Development Director Bob Gould asked permission to make an application to the State Housing Fund.

Permission was granted, and if the application is successful, it would be possible for the town to narrow its list of residents waiting for assistance.

The rehabilitation program is funded by a Community Development Block Grant, and the state funds would supplement it.

The project has taken care of 17 homes so far and has 17 more on a waiting list.

The maximum that can be spent on a rehabilitation project is $20,000, Gould told the council.

The application for the state funds will be submitted in the fall, he said.

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