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Help offered to low income for home repairs
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Warren County government is looking to help residents who may need home repairs but cannot afford them. 

Through a grant from the Tennessee Housing Development Agency, low-income residents may be eligible to bring their home up to code with a needed repair.

“With the cost of building materials, there are a lot of people, especially the elderly, who are not able to properly maintain their homes,” said Warren County Executive Jimmy Haley. “Hopefully through this grant we will be able to help a lot of people.”

Haley said just about any type of needed home repair can be covered by the grant. This includes repairs to the roof, HVAC, windows and more. The grant can even cover the cost of building a handicap ramp, if needed.

Applications are currently being accepted until the end of May. Since Monday, May 31 is Memorial Day, Haley says applications should be submitted to his office by Friday, May 28.

The grants are income-based. Eligibility requirements are pro-rated so a family of five can have more family income and still qualify than a person living alone.

Haley said his office is available to assist in the application process for those who may need it. 

Those who think they may qualify, or have a family member who may qualify, can contact the County Executive’s Office at (931) 473-2505 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday.