Tolland has received $300,000 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Small Cities Community Development Block Grant program to fund its Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program.
Tolland Human Services Director Beverly Bellody said that the loan program has funded repairs in more than 100 homes since the early 1990s.
"It really is one of the better programs through the state," Bellody said. Connecticut distributed more than $10 million in federal funds to 31 towns in the state this year.
Bellody explained that residents who meet the income and other eligibility requirements can apply for a zero percent interest loan to fix issues such as a failing roof, septic system, heating and more.
Residents work with vetted contractors for the repairs. Generally, the lowest bidding contractor is used, Bellody said. If a resident chooses otherwise, they are required to pay the difference.
Housing Rehabilitation Specialist Peter Huckins helps coordinate the program for Tolland residents.
Those looking for more information on the loan program can contact Bellody at 860-871-3611 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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