On Monday, July 22, the City of Tullahoma will hold a 4 p.m. public meeting at city hall to discuss new grant-based home repair program available to low-income homeowners who live in substandard single-family housing.

The city has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) for the purpose of rehabilitating owner-occupied homes for low-income residents. The grant monies - limited to approximately $60,000 on any given project - will cover the costs of approximately 7-9 local projects, according to city officials.

Grant monies will be awarded to bring substandard properties up to code compliancy only.  They cannot be used for beautification purposes.

To qualify, applicants must be listed on the deed of the property, have lived at their property for at least one year, and be of low or very-low income, defined as below 80% of the area median income.

Applicants will have to show proof of income with bank statements, check stubs, and benefit letters.

Details of the program and eligibility will be explained at the July 22 meeting. Anyone interested in applying for the program should attend.

City hall, 201 W. Grundy St., is readily accessible to persons with disabilities, but special accommodations may be provided as necessary.  Call 931-455-2648.

Applications can be picked up during the July 22 meeting and will be available at city hall the following day. All applications must be returned to city hall by Aug. 26. All projects approved for funding will be completed no later than June 30, 2021. 

For more information about the meeting, call Kandi Higgins at 931-379-2957.

TDHA awards federally-funded HOME program grants through a competitive process to cities, counties and nonprofit agencies. South Central Development District worked with the City of Tullahoma to obtain the grant.