City seeks public input on uses for federal grants

City seeks public input on uses for federal grants

Each year, the City of College Station receives about $1.5 million in federal grants that benefit low- and moderate-income residents through nonprofit programs, economic development, and improved housing and infrastructure. We need your help in determining how to use these funds in the best way to address our local needs. You can either take a short survey or attend a public hearing at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, at the Lincoln Recreation Center. Continue reading City seeks public input on uses for federal grants

City rehab programs help make older homes safer, livable

A retiree on a fixed income, who cares for her elderly disabled mother, lives in an older home built in 1950. Vibrant colors and the smell of fragrant roses fill the lush yard — evidence of years of hard work. However, the signs of structural decay and failure inside the tidy home are evident. A deteriorating foundation has caused the floors to be uneven, creating unsafe conditions for the elderly resident.

What can this family do to fix these problems and make their home a safe place to live?  Are repairs even possible? Is any help available?

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