Thursday, May 28, 2020
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Fentress County Awards Bid For 10th Home Repair Project

A 10th home will receive repairs through a state grant awarded to Fentress County two years ago.

County Executive Jimmy Johnson said this will be the final home to receive improvements.

“It comes from the Tennessee Housing [Development Agency] and it helps low-income families to refurbish their homes that they’re living in,” Johnson said. “We started out doing six of those and ended up being able to 10 of them. There was some leftover money, so we went back and found one more. We’re very grateful that we got to do that.”

The Fentress County Commission approved bids for the 10th home during Monday night’s meeting.

The state awarded the $375,000 grant to the county two years ago. Johnson said the grant has greatly impacted the residents in Fentress County.

“It’s a wonderful thing that THDA has and provides,” Johnson said. “We’re just lucky to be able to do that many homes in a year. The people feel very fortunate to have have their homes reconstructed in a such way that it’s a much more livable space for them.”

Johnson said each home receives between $25,000 and $40,000 in repairs.