(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) announced today that the Aid to Distressed Families of Appalachian Counties (ADFAC) has been awarded a $437,903 HOME grant from the Tennessee Housing Development Agency. The grant will be used to rehabilitate multiple homes in Anderson, Campbell and Morgan Counties. A separate grant of $196,427 was also awarded to Appalachian Habitat for Humanity in Scott and Morgan Counties. Those funds will be used to provide down payment or closing cost assistance for 15 homebuyers in those two counties.
HOME is the largest federal block grant devoted exclusively to expanding affordable housing opportunities for low-income households. The HOME program’s flexible guidelines allow individual grantees to design and implement programs targeting a specific housing need or priority.
“I am pleased that these grants will be made available to citizens in our community,” said Senator Yager. “This money will help the families who benefit by giving them the opportunity for safe and affordable housing.”
“Homeownership improves our community in many ways,” added Senator Yager. “It influences personal development in many positive, measurable ways. “A home can bring a family together, encourage civic interaction, and promote a sense of safety and comfort. I am very pleased our community has received these grants.”