It is a good problem to have, but in terms of neighborhood redevelopment, it is something of a road block.
That is according to Ken Buchanan, (bu-can-nen) with the Northwest Multi-County Housing Authority who says, for the first time ever, there is money but few takers when it comes housing rehabilitation and low income residents in Thief River Falls.
It turns out, the current average income in Pennington County is just above the required cut-off to qualify for re-hab funding.
For those that do qualify, funding can address everything from lead testing, to deficient electrical plumbing and heating, to new windows and doors in a specific target area.
For those that do qualify, the program can pay 50% – even up to a hundred percent of the cost of rehab – with more information by calling Buchanan at the Housing Authority in Mentor; 218-637-2435 ext. 125 or 126.