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County receives grant for home repairs

The Adams County Department of Economic and Community Development has announced an award of a $400,000 grant over the course of two years to be used on housing improvements throughout the county.

CHIP, or the Community Housing Impact and Preservation Program, allows low to moderate income families to apply for improvements on their homes.

Residents can have one repair done with a limit of $8,000 or have multiple repairs done to their home with a limit of $46,000.

“This can take care of several things like if they have a septic system, wiring and plumbing issues, anything – it can tackle it all,” Program Manager Amanda Fraley said.

Applicants must be living in the home the repairs will go into according to Fraley,

“Both programs have to be owner occupied,” Fraley said. “They have to live in their home and they have occupied it for over a year. We can’t do rentals and we can’t do repairs if say someone’s living in a home and their mother owns it.”

Fraley said there is no waiting list for the program, just applications on file. The department determines who gets repairs based on the need and severity of the condition of the home.

“We let people fill out an application and we put it on file,” Fraley said. “We don’t have a list that says they’re first on the list or 20th or whatever. It is just applications on file and we go in and select people.”

Fraley said the program varies from people who call saying they need just a roof done to multiple projects with a home.

“A lot of times people will call us and say ‘We just need a roof,’ or ‘We just need a septic system,’” Fraley said. “If we go into a home and everything’s fine except a septic system we can just fix that and leave, but if we go in and there’s several major health and safety issues then we have to go in and tackle all of those.”

For more information you’re invited to call the Adams County Economic and Community Development Office at 937-544-5151.

Reach Charles Grove at 937-544-2391, cgrove@civitasmedia.com or @WUDefender on Twitter.

By Charles Grove

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