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The City of McPherson has made significant progress toward completion of the second housing rehabilitation project supported by a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). The current grant provides funding for 11 home rehabilitations and two demolitions. While work has been contracted or completed on most of the selected homes, the City seeks two additional homes for the current grant cycle. Typical rehabilitation improvements include windows, siding, air conditioning, heating and roof replacement.The CDBG program assists with housing rehabilitation projects designed to benefit low- to moderate-income families. The project utilizes a $300,000 federal grant designated for specific home improvements up to $25,000 per home. Both homeowner-occupied and rental properties are eligible to participate as long as current occupants meet income criteria. Eligible resident homeowners can potentially qualify for full grant funding. Rental properties can qualify for 75 to 85 percent grant funding.The designated target area for the project is defined as “an area bound by 1st Street on the south, west to Main Street, north on Main Street to Hulse Street, then east on Hulse Street to Wheeler Street; south on Wheeler Street including both sides of the street, south to Loomis Street, then east on Loomis street, including both sides of the street, to the alley between Barber Street and Myers Street, then south in the alley to the southern border at 1st Street.”Applicants will be screened and rated in accordance with eligibility criteria as defined in the Housing Rehabilitation Plan. When the final two homes are selected and completed, the City will apply for an additional grant focused on a new target area. CDBG guidelines and applications are available at www.mcpcity.com. For more information contact City Administrator Nick Gregory at 620.245.2535.