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Harrison County CHIP and Septic Loan Funds available

HARRISON COUNTY — The Harrison County Community Improvement Corp. and the Harrison County Board of Commissioners have announced that the county’s Community Housing Impact and Preservation Program application was approved earlier this month.

The $400,000 federal grant, administered by the Ohio Development Services Agency, Office of Community Development, will be implemented countywide. The activities are private rehabilitation with six outcomes projected and home repair with nine outcomes.

Funds will be dispersed to eligible county applicants that meet the program guidelines and the low- to moderate-income guidelines for the county. An example of this is the income of a family of four must not exceed $52,300 a year. For more information, call 740-942-2027 or email meh@harrisoncountyohio.org.

The Home Repair program’s improvements may address one of the following issues: wells, roofs, wiring, plumbing, heating and other structural rehabilitation items. Private Rehabilitation brings the homes up to current standards, addressing the items previously mentioned.

All programs can fund projects anywhere within the county. Contractors interested in bidding on home repair and rehabilitation projects are encouraged to contact the CHIP office. The 2019 CHIP program became effective Dec. 31, 2019 — with all work to be completed by Oct. 31, 2021.

Another program available for eligible residents is the Septic Loan Fund program. Offered by the CIC, it provides loans for the replacement or upgrade of existing septic systems. Money is currently available for low-interest loans with flexible repayment term and interest rates — based upon the applicant’s circumstances. For more information, call 740-942-2027.

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