Manchester Receives $500,000 Housing Grant

The City of Manchester has received HOME grant funds in the amount of $500,000 dollars from the Tennessee Housing Development Agency. These funds are for rehabilitating owner-occupied homes within the corporate limits of the City of Manchester. The funds will be used to bring homes to code. Eligible applicants must be low-income, show proof of ownership (warranty deed, 99 year lease, life estate), have lived in the home for at least one year, and be current on all property taxes. Proof of income is required. Mobile homes are not eligible. No rental property or multi-family units are eligible. Applicants will receive points in the following categories: Income/Family Size, Number in Household, Number of Elderly, Number of Disabled (must show proof of disability), Single Head of Household, Number of Persons under 18, and the condition of the dwelling.

There will be a public meeting to discuss the application and all eligibility requirements on Monday, November 2, 2015 at 6pm at the Manchester City Hall located at 200 West Fort Street, Manchester. Applications for those unable to attend can be picked up at the meeting at the Manchester City Hall in the Codes Department after the 2nd. APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BACK TO THE CITY BY NOVEMBER 30, 2015 AT CLOSE OF BUSINESS. If you have questions or need further information, you can contact Sara Brown, Project Administrator, at (931) 379-2915.

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