Thumb counties receive $920,400 in grants for homeowner rehabilitation and emergency repairs

(CARO) — Low-income homeowners in Tuscola, Huron and Sanilac counties will soon be receiving much-needed help to afford important repairs and rehabilitation work on their homes. The Michigan State Housing Development Authority Monday awarded a $295,000 Community Development Block Grant to Tuscola County, a $259,600 grant to Huron County and a $365,800 grant to Sanilac County. Kevin Elsenheimer, Executive Director of the MSHDA says investing in the rehabilitation of low-income homes goes a long way in improving the community’s future. In Tuscola County funds will be used for homeowner rehabilitation and emergency repair on 12 owner-occupied homes in Caro, Cass City, and Vassar. Huron County will use its grant money to rehabilitate 11 owner-occupied units in Bad Axe, Harbor Beach, and Sebewaing. Funds in Sanilac County will be applied to homeowner rehabilitation for 14 households in the target areas of Croswell, Lexington and Marlette.

Pictured: Sanilac County Treasurer Trudy Nicol; Sanilac County Administrator Kathy Dorman; MSHDA Director Kevin Elsenheimer; Sanilac County Commissioner, District 2 Justin Faber; state Sen. Phil Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township; Sanilac County Finance Director Kelly Gerstenberger.