Knox Clerk-Treasurer Announces Inspection Phase of Owner-Occupied Rehab Grant Program

The next phase of the Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Grant Program in the City of Knox will get started soon.

When City Council members met on Tuesday, Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston reminded them that a $195,000 Community Development Block Grant was received from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority.

He also told members that the city’s planning and service agency for the program will be entering a new phase this month.

Houston explained, “Area 5 is scheduling the first of the five that financially qualified for the grant. So they’re scheduling their inspections and that will start the first week of June.”

The purpose of the rehabilitation program is to assist local home-owners with repairs and projects that, if left unaddressed, could create an issue with the integrity of the house or become a detriment to the residents’ quality of life.

It is primarily geared at helping low and moderate income individuals as well as people with disabilities.