Roving Reporter | "Families Benefit From Rockport’s Housing Reconstruction / Rehabilitation Assistance Program"

City Manager Kevin Carruth presents
Alfred “Bo” Court with the keys to his
new home
Cupertino and Inocencia Tejeda, Wesley Anderson, and Alfred “Bo” Court, the first three recipients of the City of Rockport’s HOME Program grant, took possession of their new homes on Wednesday, January 8. Funding was made possible through a grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA).

The HOME Program provides funds to assist low income homeowners living in substandard structures to bring their homes into compliance with local building codes OR to replace homes with a new house, when repair costs are greater than the allowable limits for repairs. Assistance requires no repayment as long as the homeowner continues to own and occupy their home for up to 15 years. According to City Manager Kevin Carruth, the City has received $562,000 in funding through this program with the City providing an additional $17,000 in funds and in-kind services.

Mayor C.J. Wax said, “The HOME Program raises the quality of life for the recipients, lowers the homeowner’s utility and maintenance costs, and improves the surrounding neighborhood. We look forward to extending this program with additional grants from TDHCA and urge interested residents to apply when we receive additional funding."

For more information, interested homeowners may contact Jay Francis at GrantWorks by calling: 512-420-0303 ext. 332.

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