Mount Vernon News

By Mount Vernon News
March 27, 2012 11:20 am EDT


MOUNT VERNON — The Knox County Commissioners held the final hearing on the 2012 Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP) grant Monday. There was no public comment on the application, although Metropolitan Housing Director Jason Booth and Ariel Foundation representative Jan Reynolds were on hand to provide explanations for various parts of the package presented by Amy Schocken of Community Development Consultants of Ohio, who was hired by the county to prepare the grant application.

Commission President Allen Stockberger signed the applications, which are due at the federal Office of Community and Economic Development by Monday. Grant applicants will be notified in September as to whether their application was approved.

The application is for $500,000, Schocken said, and includes $125,000 for home repair for low-income families, with a goal of 12 units; $22,000 for a Habitat for Humanity construction, $200,000 for rehabilitation of private owner dwellings, goal five units; $60,000 for rehabilitation of rental units, goal two units; $33,000 for tenant-based rental assistance for very low-income renters, goal five households; $1,000 for Fair Housing compliance and $59,000 for administration.

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