Grant to Target East End Residents
Nichole Hannahs

Grant to Target East End Residents

by Nichole Hannahs on February 14, 2011

The City of Zanesville has grant money available to residents who qualify. 

The Community Development Department is now accepting applications for the Community Housing Improvement or "Chip"  grant money meant to benefit low to moderate income homeowners.

The $500,000 is meant to help those that need repairs to their home.  The east end of Zanesville is being targeted for the money, but it is a city-wide program.

"It had a large number of residential homes in that neighborhood and it certainly is in the 60% LMI and we have income owners in that area income eligible," said Community Development Director Stacy Clapper.

Applications must be turned in by February 24th by appointment. The city is also offering the Home Building Repair applications which give priority to those living in the east end target area, but can be for any resident of the city.

"The full rehab will go in and address all areas of health and safety concerns," explained Clapper. "That might be a roof, also a furnace, wiring, plumbing. Those type of things. Whereas a home building repair only focuses on one system."

With the applications residents must prove home ownership, income eligibility and must have home insurance. A meeting will take place Tuesday evening at City Hall at 4p.m. for anyone interested in learning more about the grant money.