Grant money to fix homes in Chapel Hill

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Chapel Hill residents living inside the city limits are urged to apply for a portion of the grant money the town received from the Tennessee Housing Development Authority.

"This is an opportunity to help our citizens to improve their homes and in all matters reduce their electric bill," said Mayor Carl Cooper. "The Town does not have to match any funds for this grant and it really is free money to help our community, but we must have applicants to don't know if you qualify or not unless you apply."

The Town of Chapel Hill received a $500,000 grant through the THDA.

Thorton and Nelson, of Jackson, Tenn., applied for and administered the grant.

This grant enables qualifying Chapel Hill residents, living within the city limits, to rehabilitate a home or construct a new home.

Two residents have already received assistance in this program, Mr. Kethum and Mrs. Doris Williams.

The Town is accepting applications from March 1 through 23. Applications can be picked up at town hall during regular business hours (7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday).

"The application is not very lengthy and we strongly encourage residents to apply," said Town Administrator Mike Hatten.