Some residents of Alton’s Hunterstown neighborhood are going to be eligible for funding to rehabilitate their homes.  The program, which is a combined effort of the city, Madison County Community Development and the Justine Petersen not-for-profit housing and redevelopment corporation, is now accepting applications for owner-occupied homes.

Madison County Community Development Block Grant Planner Lisa Mersinger tells The Big Z they are providing a maximum of $10,000 for home rehabilitation in the form of a five-year, zero percent forgivable loan with deferred payments until the date of forgiveness or the transfer of ownership.

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The Alton Home Emergency Rehabilitation Program is designed to preserve homes in strategic parts of the city and stabilize property values.  This is different from a weatherization program that targeted the same area earlier this summer.  For more information, call 618-501-1555.


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