Commissioners call special meeting

Feb. 28, 2013 @ 07:09 PM

WARRENTON — The Warren County Board of Commissioners will hold a special meeting on today at 1 p.m. to consider appropriating $20,000 in county funding to the  Ephraim Place Community Development Block Grant project.

The meeting will take place in the Warren County Armory Civic Center meeting room.

The CDBG program requires each activity funded must meet one of three national objectives:

• Benefit to low- and moderate-income persons.

• Aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight.

• Meet an urgent need.

The funds will be used to provide grants of up to $5,000 to assist four low-to-moderate-income families or individuals pay closing costs and make down payments to facilitate the process of building homes in the Ephraim Place Subdivision.

The action will help Warren County meet the federal LMI benefit requirements for the Ephraim Place project. The deadline for compliance is April 30.

Warren Family Institute manages the project.

Executive Director Cathy Alston-Kearney said, “The infrastructure is in place. Construction can begin as people qualify and choose to locate there.”

She added that the project has multiple benefits, including creation of construction jobs, adding new homes to the county’s tax base and providing home ownership for more families.

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