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City Council to Consider Funding for Housing Rehab Project

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Monday night, Charlottesville City Council will consider funding a $400,000 project to rehabilitate aging homes in one neighborhood.

The Block by Block project targets 31 homes in the 10th and Page neighborhood.  The Albemarle Housing Improvement Program (AHIP) identified safety repairs and energy efficient upgrades ranging from $10,000 to $90,000.

"These are homeowners, many of whom have been in the houses a long time, and they cherish their houses, they cherish their neighborhood, and they just need a little bit of help to keep those houses up," said AHIP Executive Director Jennifer Jacobs.  "So, we're just going in and helping them give a little TLC to the houses they live in."

If council approves city housing funds for the project, work on eight to 10 homes could begin immediately.  AHIP plans to go after other public dollars and private donations to rehab the rest of the homes in the neighborhood.

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