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HOME Rehabilitation grants still available
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A Home Rehabilitation Grant will help eight Warren County residents with improvements to their houses.
According to Upper Cumberland Development District planner Tommy Lee, additional funds are available to those that qualify.
“We can use more applicants,” said Lee. “If you know anyone needing home rehabilitation, please send them my way. A couple of caveats though. There are income limits. And, we must be able to bring the house up to code with under $40,000.”
In 2014 the city of McMinnville and Warren County received a $750,000 grant to split equally between the two governments. Homeowners who meet the guidelines could receive up to $40,000 in free repairs from the grant.
Due to a lack of qualified applicants after the grant was first offered, the state allowed the deadline to be extended another year. The number of qualified applicants went from two to eight – three from the city and five from the county. Another extension has been awarded. 
The following information will be needed to qualify:
• Verification of income, which can be either a copy of a government check (Social Security, SSI, VA, AFDC, etc.), a copy of a bank statement which shows the amount of direct deposits of government checks, and award letter for a government check, a copy of a paycheck stub showing your year-to-date earnings, and official statement from your employer which shows your income tax statement for self-employed individuals.
• Full names, amount of income, and Social Security numbers for everyone living in your home.
• A copy of the deed to your property.
• A copy of your property tax statement with receipt showing 2016 taxes paid.
• A copy of your homeowner’s insurance which provides the amount of your coverage.
Individuals who wish to apply should contact the Upper Cumberland Development District at (931) 432-4111 and ask for Tommy Lee, Vickie Reels, or Tammy O’Dell.
HOME Rehabilitation project is funded under an agreement with Tennessee Housing Development Agency through the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.