Fourteen homeowners in Springfield’s Ward Six are 500 dollars richer after receiving grants to spruce up their homes through the ward’s Neighborhood Pride Home Ownership Grant Program.
“Today is a very exciting day for us in ward six, not only are we giving away $7,000 in residential grants we’re also nearing our two year anniversary as an organization; as the Ward Six Revitalization and Rehabilitation Fund,” said Alderman Cory Jobe
Jobe says since 2011, the fund has helped out a lot of residents and organizations in ward six. It has awarded almost 20,000 dollars in community and neighborhood projects to improve the area.
“We decided to offer up two different types of grants to ward six associations and residents: one for our neighborhood association and not for profits, that are beautifying public areas in ward six and the second for residents who wanted to rehabilitate the exterior of their property,” said Jobe.
To apply for a grant through the ward six Neighborhood Pride Home Ownership Grant Program applicants must live in Springfield’s ward six.