State Awards Dennis Community Development Block Grants

Pictured (l-r): Governor Charlie Baker, State Representative Tim Whelan, Town Administrator Elizabeth Sullivan, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, Selectman Bob Mezzadri, and DHCD Undersecretary Chrystal Kornegay.

DENNIS –The Town of Dennis has been awarded $825,000 from the state to rehabilitate 15 homes to low and moderate income residents.

The homes will provide 0% interest deferred payment forgivable loans for the residents.

The funds will also assist the families in paying for childcare.

“This really has an impact on people and their quality of life and also how they feel about their homes, because a lot of these repairs are just not possible otherwise for these folks,” said Dennis grant writer Alice Boyd.

The money is among 39 Community Development Block Grants awarded by the state, totaling $30.5 million.

“These funds really are a salvation for these younger families and single parents,” said Boyd.

Masschusetts’ Community Development Block Grant program is a federally funded, competitive program designed to help small cities and towns meet a broad range of community development needs.

Assistance is provided to qualifying towns and cities for housing, community and economic development projects that assist low and moderate income residents, or by revitalizing blighted areas.

By JUSTIN SAUNDERS, CapeCod.com Newscenter

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