Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

State of Okla. Awards $5.4M for Home Rehabilitation

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

State of Okla. Awards $5.4M for Home Rehabilitation

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Contracts totaling $5.4 million for the rehabilitation of 104 homes in 13 municipalities have been approved by the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency's board of trustees.

The contracts were awarded through the Home Investment Partnerships Program. The program, known as Home, was developed to encourage local governments and nonprofit organizations to form partnerships to build and rehabilitate housing for low-income families, particularly in rural areas.

The state agency is a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development designated state participating jurisdiction.

Each of the 13 communities will receive $250,000 for the rehabilitation of homes and a $10,000 administrative award. The 13 municipalities are Asher, Bray, Davenport, Konawa, Maud, Newkirk, Noble, Perkins, Porum, Seminole, Spencer, Tecumseh and Union City.

The Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency also approved funding for eight housing development organizations.

C.H.A.R.M.E.D. received $250,000 for the rehabilitation of four homes in Bowlegs.

Deep Fork Community Action Foundation received $250,000 for the rehabilitation of five homes in Hughes, Okfuskee and Okmulgee counties.

Delta Community Action Foundation received $250,000 for the rehabilitation of four homes in Newcastle.

Delta Community Action Foundation received $250,000 for the rehabilitation of four homes in Duncan.

Delta Community Action Foundation received $250,000 for the rehabilitation of four homes in Blanchard.

INCA Community Services Inc. received $250,000 for the rehabilitation of four homes in Johnston County.

Kibois Community Action Foundation received $250,000 for the rehabilitation of eight to 10 homes in Haskell, Latimer, Leflore and Pittsburg counties.

Northeast Oklahoma Community Action Agency received $240,000 for the rehabilitation 20 homes in Ottawa County.

The trustees also approved Home Investment Partnerships Program contracts to provide funding for affordable housing.

C.H.A.R.M.E.D. received $40,000 for the acquisition and rehabilitation of a single-family rental home in Seminole, $45,000 for the acquisition and rehabilitation of a single-family rental home in Weleetka and $50,000 in operating assistance to develop affordable housing in Hughes, Lincoln, Okfuskee, Pawnee, Payne, Pottawatomie and Seminole counties. …

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