Pathfinder division taking home repair apps

Pathfinder Community Connections NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center, the community development division of Pathfinder Services, is now accepting applications from homeowners who might qualify for home repair as part of the Communities for a Lifetime Project.

Qualifying households could receive up to $25,000 in home rehabilitation/repair.

Initial application requirements are:

• The house must be located in or adjacent to the historic Drover Town neighborhood in Huntington.

• Occupants of the house must be the legal owner; no rental properties will qualify.

• Homeowner must be 55 years of age or older by Dec. 31, 2014, or a person in the household must have a physical disability.

• Rehabilitation work done to the house must meet a need that is essential for day to day living. Pathfinder Community Connections NeighborWorks Home Ownership Center and program staff will determine the need.

• The house and the homeowner must meet program requirements.

The Drover Town neighborhood in Huntington is located on Riverside Drive, Etna Avenue and portions of South LaFontaine, William, Olinger, Hannah, High, South Jefferson and Henry streets.

A full map is available at www.cchomes.org and www.pathfinderservices.org.

Interested applicants residing in the Drover Town area need to apply by July 5.

Initial applications are available at www.cchomes.org and at www.pathfinderservices.org or by contacting Jeff Teusch at jteusch@pathfinderservices.org or at 356-0521.

No applications will be taken by the City of Huntington and a submitted application does not guarantee approval.

Applicants will be required to complete additional
paperwork, which includes income verification.

Currently planned enhancements in Drover Town include:

• Rehabilitation of older, owner-occupied homes to improve accessibility for people with mobility issues.

• Increased energy efficiency in the homes.

• Henry Street sidewalk improvements to enhance accessibility, safety and walk-ability.

• Organization of Neighborhood Block Clubs to facilitate neighborhood improvement action-planning while strengthening and rebuilding a sense of community.