Webster County seeks homeowners for rehabilitation project | Home & Garden
Webster County Fiscal Court is seeking to identify low- to moderate-income residents who have homes in need of significant repairs.
GRADD is working with local officials to submit a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application to fund the rehabilitation of up to eight existing houses within Webster County.
“It is the Webster County Fiscal Court’s ongoing goal to better the lives of all our residents,” said Webster County Judge/Executive Jim Townsend. “And this grant offers a tremendous opportunity for program-eligible residents to pursue a decent, safe and affordable housing solution.”
To be eligible for assistance, local homeowners must: reside in the structure proposed for rehabilitation, possess a deed/title in the name of the homeowner, and meet income guidelines (e.g., below $48,550 annual gross income for a household of four).
A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, May 21 at 10 a.m. in the Webster County Fiscal Courtroom (25 U.S. Highway 41-A South, Dixon); and applications will be accepted through June 4.
CDBG is a competitive grant process, so any assistance is contingent upon the Fiscal Court securing funding. Homes will be inspected to determine the scope of necessary repairs and to establish a potential client prioritization list.
The Kentucky Department for Local Government (DLG) administers approximately $25 million annually from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development’s (HUD) CDBG program, with $2.8 million allocated specifically for housing projects across the Commonwealth.
For more details or to request an application, contact Paula Guinn at (270) 639-5042.