The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs has awarded nearly $950,000 in grants to four communities to help low and moderate-income homeowners with home repairs. The Owner Occupied Rehabilitation Grants enables the Indiana communities to directly fund homeowners whose homes are in disrepair.
“This funding will aid these efforts by providing necessary financial assistance to homeowners who need repairs but may have a hard time affording them,” said Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch.
- The city of Austin is awarded $225,000
- The city of Connersville is awarded $250,000
- The city of Mitchell is awarded $250,000
- The city of Rushville is awarded $214,900
OCRA says eligible repairs include roof repair or replacement, ADA accessibility, heating and cooling replacement, lighting and electrical upgrades, and water heater replacement.
“Home repairs can add up quickly, and for some Hoosiers these costs could be devastating financially,” said OCRA Executive Director Denny Spinner. “Through this grant, communities can provide financial assistance to these homeowners and allow them to stay in their homes and raise their families in a safe environment.”
Communities that receive the award will set up a program to fund qualified homeowners to make repairs on their homes.