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Jay receives housing block grant

— The Town of Jay is pleased to announce that they have been awarded a $400,000 Community Development Block Grant. This housing grant is the third such grant the Town has received in the last six years. The Essex County Housing Assistance Program of Essex County will again be administering this grant to those meeting the income guidelines.

“We anticipate being able to rehab at least thirteen homes,” Supervisor Randy Douglas said. “We currently have a waiting list; however this round of funding is intended to assist those that meet the income criteria and received damages related to Hurricane Irene with an emphasis on energy related and health and safety related issues. After the needs of the existing waiting list applicants and Irene victims have been met, we will then review other applicants for assistance so we encourage all interested income eligible parties to apply”.

Anyone who meets the income guideline criteria that wishes to fill out an application may obtain one at the Town of Jay Supervisor’s Office Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Completed applications must be returned by May 31, to the Supervisor’s Office for consideration.

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