IHCDA Announces over $2.5 Million in Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation Awards

(UNDATED) – The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) approved grants totaling more than $2.5 million to nine Indiana municipalities for the development and implementation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation (OOR) projects.

The funding will assist more than 114 Indiana households.

“This program allows us to help homeowners get needed repairs done to their homes,” said Jacob Sipe, Executive Director of IHCDA. “In addition to ensuring the integrity of the homes, this work promotes independence by providing greater accessibility and ultimately making the homes safer. We look forward to working closely with these communities to identify eligible homeowners.”

FY 2019 CDBG OOR

The federally funded program, administered in Indiana by IHCDA, provides grants to selected applicants for the rehabilitation of homes owned by low-to-moderate income residents.

Eligible activities include repairs to an inoperable or faulty furnace, leaking roof or unsafe electrical wiring, plumbing, lead-based paint abatement, and mold remediation.

Target populations for this program include individuals with disabilities, families with children under the age of 6, aging in place households, veterans and single-parent households.

IHCDA anticipates that 103 of the 114 households served through this funding will be owned by or have a household member belonging to one or more of the targeted populations.

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