Community Development Block Grant en Carthage Will Rehabilitate Six Homes <p>Carthage will receive a $252,000 federal Community Development Block Grant to rehabilitate up to six homes.<br /><br />Mayor Jim Nightingale said, &rdquo;It&#39;s a good program if the house is not in too bad a shape. You<br />just can&#39;t take a really old run-down house. There&#39;s not enough funds to fix those up.&rdquo; &nbsp;<br /><br />The repairs can be fairly extensive. They can include electrical upgrades, plumbing, and weatherization.<br /><br />The homes have not been selected.<br /><br />The Western Illinois Regional Council will supervise the process.<br /> Mon, 30 Apr 2012 22:32:14 +0000 James Lenz 14325 at Carthage Will Rehabilitate Six Homes Carthage Will Seek Home Rehabilitation Grant <p>Carthage is working with the Western Illinois Regional Council to secure a grant for home rehabilitation. The city hopes to secure at least a $250,000 grant.<br /><br />Mayor Jim Nightingale said the city has successfully applied for federal Community Development Block Grants on three occasions. He said the program does more than spruce up a home.<br /><br />He said, &ldquo;It seems like it gives people a little bit more pride and they tend to keep their homes up after they get these improvements. So I think it&#39;s a big plus for our community.&rdquo;<br /> Fri, 27 Jan 2012 18:36:59 +0000 Jim Lenz 9374 at Carthage Will Seek Home Rehabilitation Grant