Some West County residents may be eligible for home rehabilitation money
Need money to bring your home up to code?
The Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority is writing a Community Development Block Grant on behalf of Charlemont, Heath, Hawley and Ashfield and is looking for residents who qualify for a no-interest home improvement loan.
A four-person household with an income of less than $64,400 could be eligible for a home-improvement loan of up to $30,000 for eligible repairs. Examples include roofs, heating systems, accessibility, windows, electrical improvements, plumbing and more.
Funding would come as deferred payment, and pay-back occurs when the house is sold or transferred.
Pre-application forms can help support the grant application, because it shows the community need for funding.
To receive a pre-application waiting list form, contact Lynn Cournoyer at: Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority, 42 Canal Road, Turners Falls, Mass. 01376. Or call her at: 413-863-9781, ext. 156.