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Grant helps fix older homes

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

A federal grant is helping South Georgia cities rehabilitate deteriorating homes.

The 2014 Community Home Investment Program helps homeowners fix roof problems, repair flooring, and remodel bathrooms.

The owners must meet income eligibility requirements to qualify.

Housing outreach officials in Americus say the program improves people's quality of life.

"It is really great for them and it is really great for the entire area," said Housing Outreach Manager Beth Spears. "Once you remodel one home or two or three on a block, we hope somebody else will come in. Investors who own rental property will come in and rehab their products as well."

Contact officials in your city to find out if the program is available.

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