Sunday, May 24, 2020
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Jackson County Home Improvements Moving Forward

A total of three homes in Jackson County will receive repairs through the state’s HOME Rehab Program.

County Mayor Randy Heady said an application process determined which families would benefit from the program.

“These are people who do not have money in the bank to do these restorations, and they probably don’t have the ability to get a home loan to do this,” Heady said. “What it comes down to…is they wouldn’t be able to do this if it wasn’t for this federal money.”

Jackson County will fund the projects with a $500,000 Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) grant. Heady said the work will begin in the near future.

“We’re in the process of getting that done,” Heady said. “We’re getting bids and contracts executed out so we can rehabilitate these houses and make them into good, livable homes.”

A pre-bid conference will take place Tuesday at the Jackson County Courthouse. Sealed bids will be received until until 9 a.m. on Tuesday, July 2nd.

Heady said more homes could receive repairs with leftover funding from the latest projects.

“I hate that we can’t do everybody that put in an application,” Heady said. “I wish we could, but we just don’t have the funds for that.”

THDA awarded the grant to Jackson County in 2018.