City awards second emergency home grant

NORWICH – A second city homeowner has taken advantage of a program aimed at helping residents with emergency home repairs. During the May meeting of the City of Norwich Common Council, a grant for $5,000 was awarded to a city resident to cover the costs of emergency repairs needed at his residence.

The resident needed to make emergency repairs to his property, including the construction of a new roof and the installation of a hot water heater. The city program contains funds for grant or loan money to be provided to residents who meet the program criteria. Applicants must own and reside in the home in question, which must be a single-family or two-family unit within the city of Norwich. The repair must be an emergency repair. Residents must be able to show they are of low income and that with the exception of the repair, the home is otherwise structurally sound.

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