Grant gives homes to residents in city's oldest neighborhood - WKRN News 2

Grant provides homes to residents in Spring Hill's oldest neighborhood

Posted: Updated: Nov 2, 2012 08:20 PM

Some residents living in Spring Hill's oldest subdivision will get new homes thanks to a government grant.

The six recipients from the New Town neighborhood who qualified are considered low to moderate income and their previous homes were in disrepair.

Many are elderly and no longer work, while some are also disabled.

"These folks have lived here all of their lives. Their parents, their grandparents have built these homes and lived here all their lives," Spring Hill City employee Amanda Knobloch said.

The city began the application process for the $500,000 grant in 2010.

The six homeowners also had to go through an application process to determine if they could qualify.

"These homes were looked after with a fine tooth comb and easily found they weren't able to be feasibly, financially rehabilitated," Knobloch said.

City officials say they will not owe a penny for their new homes and that the new houses will be built on the homeowners' current property.

"It's emotional for them to see their home torn down and yet exciting at the same time to receive a new home for their future," Knobloch said.

The first resident will move in to his new home this weekend.

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