Wednesday, residents in need of home repair are encouraged to stop by the courthouse lobby at 7 p.m., where area officials will be on hand to go over the details of the Community Housing Impact and Preservation Program (CHIP).
Applications will be handed out to individuals, who are interested in applying. The program is for low-income individuals and would include, fixing windows, installing a wheeler-chair ramp and roof repairs.
“It helps those who cannot afford to fix those things, especially on fixed incomes,” The Chairman of the Scioto County Commissioners Bryan Davis said. “People pay their taxes, they play by all the rules, but they just can’t come up with that extra $2,000 or $4,000, even some more than that to fix a roof properly.
“It’s sad, they can’t afford to do that. This helps people that just cannot come up with the extra income to do what they need to do to stay warm in the winter, stay dry — that’s important.”
CHIP was a joint collaboration between the City and the County, where $750,000 was awarded for home repairs. The grant last for two years.
“Very glad that the application was successful,” Davis said. “Of course, the impact is great on middle to low income (residents), especially the elderly.”
Residents who have participated in the CHIP program in the past are eligible to reapply. Anyone who resides in Scioto County is eligible to apply.
Reach Chris Slone at 740-353-3101, ext 1927, or on Twitter @crslone.