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Meetings Set For This Week To Discuss Van Buren Housing Grant

Van Buren County will be taking the next steps in a project to provide home repairs to low-income residents.

County Mayor Greg Wilson said interested homeowners can learn about the application process during a series of meetings this week.

“As of right now, we’re going to lock our budget for up to 15-homes. Of course, that could be more or it could be less,” Wilson said. “It just depends one the amount of work that needs to be done for each one. There will be a certified licensed building inspector looking at each home and telling us the needs.”

Van Buren County received $375,000 through the Tennessee Housing Development Agency’s Home Program earlier this year. Wilson said the funding goes to low-income families needing help with rehabilitating their homes.

“There’s a lot to do with that and we hope to get that started within the next 90-days,” Wilson said. “Basically, with the meetings we’re going to have, We’re going to discuss how you qualify and how you don’t qualify.”

The first meeting takes place 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Piney Fire Hall. Information meetings will also take place Tuesday at the Cedar Grove Community Center and Wednesday at Mooneyham Freewill Baptist Church.