MOUNT VERNON — The Knox County Commissioners will need to see a solid commitment from landlords before diverting CHIP dollars away from homeowner rehab to rental rehab projects.

At a public hearing Thursday on the Community Housing Impact and Preservation program (CHIP), commissioners sat down with Community Development Consultants partner Amy Schocken, Fredericktown Mayor Jerry Day and Fredericktown Village Administrator Bruce Snell to discuss whether CHIP dollars can go toward rehab for Fredericktown homes, including rentals.

Schocken said that CHIP provides up to $8,000 to eligible homeowners per home for repairs. CHIP money can also be used for rental rehab, Schocken said, but it is very difficult to get landlords on board for the program.

 

Nick Sabo: 740-397-5333 or nsabo@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

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