The Western Piedmont Council of Governments has been awarded $175,000 from the North Carolina Finance Agency to rehabilitate five homes in Alexander County. The primary goal is to encourage the essential rehabilitation of scattered-site single-family housing units owned and occupied by lower-income households, with an elderly and/or disable full-time resident or with a child under the age of six whose health is threatened by the presence of lead-based paint hazards and veteran households with incomes at or below eighty-percent of the area median income.
The amount of funds available for each home can vary from $5,000 to $25,000, depending on the condition of the home. The home must be economically feasible to rehabilitate. All work must meet Alexander County’s minimum housing codes as well.
For information contact Laurie Powell with the Western Piedmont Council of Governments at 828-322-9191, extension 249.
Eligible applicants will be served on a first-come first served basis without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, physical or mental handicaps, or family status.