Tell City receives $225,000

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By The Staff

TELL CITY - Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman announced more than $2.4 million in Community Development Block Grant funding last week for nine community development projects in seven counties.

Tell City received $225,000 to fund homeowner repairs and improvements for approximately 21 housing units.

The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority Board of Directors approved the awards to local units of government.

"These awards will benefit Hoosiers across the state by strengthening the neighborhoods where we live," said Skillman, who chairs the IHCDA Board of Directors. "Better housing options help us ensure stronger and safer Hoosier communities."

CDBG funds are awarded for activities such as homeowner repair and improvements, rental rehabilitation, emergency and youth shelter creation and rehabilitation and development and improvement of migrant worker housing.

"These proposed projects will build community and help people put down roots, ensuring they can sustain them," said Sherry Seiwert, executive director of IHCDA. "We are consistently looking for ways to impact communities through affordable housing options. Through CDBG funding, we are able to create new housing options or improve current housing conditions."

The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority's mission is for every Hoosier to have the opportunity to live in safe, affordable, good-quality housing in economically stable communities. IHCDA believes that growing Indiana's economy starts at home.

For more information visit www.indianahousing.org.