Carthage, IL – A state grant will help the city of Carthage rehabilitate up about ten homes owned by low-income residents. The $380,000 from the Illinois Housing Development Authority will be used for improvements such as heating, plumbing, wiring or roof replacement. Community Developer Brenda Pyatt says the work is to improve the livability of the homes and improve the community's housing stock. The city will work with the Western Illinois Regional Council to help identify homeowners who qualify. Pyatt says a meeting will be scheduled later to outline the applications process. She says most of the work could be completed by fall.