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Grant money available for home-repair nonprofits

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 by Nora Ankrum

Nonprofit organizations experienced in providing home repair and rehabilitation services may qualify for a grant from the Austin Housing Finance Corporation. The organization has announced the availability of $1.2 million in funding for nonprofits that participate in the Holly Good Neighbor Program. The program, which is available to low- and moderate-income homeowners affected by the Holly Power Plant, funds home repairs that address a set of issues defined by the program as Healthy Homes Housing Hazards. An individual house can qualify for a grant worth up to $20,000. According to the city of Austin’s announcement about the funding, the program also “seeks to remove logistical barriers between local organizations currently operating home repair programs, reduce or eliminate waiting lists, and build the capacity of local nonprofits to provide these specific types of home repairs for qualified people.” Applications are due on Aug. 10 by 3 p.m., and a meeting for applicants will be held ahead of the deadline at 10 a.m. on Aug. 3 at the office of the Austin Housing Finance Corporation. More information on eligibility requirements and the application process is available here.

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