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New Haven to Consider Grants for Seniors

Verbatim from a press release
New Haven, Indiana –Mayor Terry McDonald today announced that the City of New Haven will hold a public meeting tonight at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall in the Police Training Room located at 815 Lincoln Highway East, New Haven. The purpose of the meeting will be to provide citizens with information about a proposed Owner Occupied Rehab Program, the New Haven Senior Homeowner Accessibility and Repair Program (S.H.A.R.P.).

The proposed S.H.A.R.P. Program would provide up to $20,000 for eligible home repairs to low income seniors and/or disabled individuals who own and occupy their homes that are located within city limits.

The City of New Haven will use information gathered at the public meeting to determine the feasibility of applying for funding from the State of Indiana’s Community Development Block Grant Program. This program is funded by Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended. Funds are to be used for economic development, public facilities and housing developments. The City will make the request to the State of Indiana on or about July 31, 2015. If funds are awarded, they would be available in fall 2015.

Seniors (age 55 and older) and/or disabled homeowners should make every effort to attend this meeting if they are interested in home improvement grant assistance. Applicant pre-screenings for this program will be conducted immediately following the public hearing. Applicants are encouraged to bring a family member or trusted friend to the meeting as an advocate.

Local contractors operating in the New Haven area are encouraged to attend as well so they can sign up to be included on a bidders list to complete the work.

For more information, please contact Mayor Terry McDonald at 748-7070.

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