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By GALEN HOLLEY
Staff Writer


   The Grenada County Board of Supervisors on Thursday opened the door for the state to rehabilitate substandard homes in the county and heard a complaint from a developer who claimed the county was charging too much tax.
   Steve Russell from the North Central Planning and Development District asked the board to accept grants that will be used to spruce up declining homes in Grenada.
   Money from the grants, which will come from Housing and Urban Development, and which will be administered through the Mississippi Development Authority, will be used to help  homeowners who have lived in their homes for at least 12  months.
   “Many are reconstructions,” Russell told the board.
   “We would replace most substandard mobile homes,” he added.
   The Development District will get input from supervisors about homes that need repair, and eligibility will be determined by income, size of family and other variables.
   A public hearing will be announced soon in the GrenadaStar, Russell added, in order to vet concerns.
   In the meantime, those interested may contact Rio Winters at the Planning and Development Office, at (662) 283-2675.

For the full story, see the printed edition of the GrenadaStar.



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