MOUNT VERNON —The city of Mount Vernon was recently approved by the Ohio Department of Development for a $522,000 Community Housing Improvement Program grant, according to Mayor Richard Mavis.
Mavis explained the city anticipates using the funds to help low- to moderate- income families with rehabilitation projects for homes needing roof work, windows, heating and electrical work. The funds will also go toward home repairs, rental assistance, and provide financial assistance for Habitat for Humanity in building one of their homes.
The application process will go through Metropolitan Housing but will not be available until the end of the year.
A letter from the Ohio Department of Commerce was given to the city notifying the local government of a cable TV consumer hotline (800) 686-7826 for residents with concerns or problems with their local cable services.
“In this letter it provides an opportunity for someone who feels that they are not getting the proper response from their cable provider they can call this number,” said Mavis.