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Home improvement grants coming to Armstrong

Saturday, July 5, 2014, 12:21 a.m.
 

A housing grant could help about a dozen low-income families in Armstrong County fix up their homes.

Officials in the Armstrong County Department of Planning and Development applied for a $65,000 housing preservation grant from the Department of Agriculture.

The county will match the grant with $65,000 from its annual housing trust, which is funded by fees from recording deeds and mortgages, said Carmen Johnson, the department's assistant director.

“The money will cover general improvements such as updating a roof, furnace or replacing carpeting,” Johnson said. “It's not for bigger things, like adding onto their home.”

Homeowners qualify for the program depending upon their annual household income. For example, a single person can make no more than $19,950 annually to be eligible, while a family of four cannot bring in more than $28,450, according to the USDA website.

Families could receive up to $10,000 for improvements, Johnson said.

Johnson expects the funding will be available by the end of the year. Families can apply for the program by calling the Department of Planning and Development.

Brad Pedersen is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-543-1303, ext. 1337, or bpedersen@tribweb.com.

 

 

 
 


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