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Baskerville on tap for major makeover

The Baskerville neighborhood in Dublin has been targeted to benefit from a grant that will be dispersed by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) to upgrade existing residential dwellings in that neighborhood.
The housing rehabilitation program is not remodeling, explained Shawn Utt, who is Community Development Director of Pulaski County, when he presented the program to the Dublin town council during Thursday night meeting. Rather, in essence, the rehab program make repairs to make a house or a structure more stable, and this could involve structural repairs, roof repairs or replacement, updating wiring and plumbling as needed, heating system improvements and perhaps a bedroom addition, if the home is overcrowded. The program will also make improvemenThe County is permitted to allow up to $25,000 to upgrade a home, both owner-occupied and rental properties. However, the limitations can be waived to commit an additional $20,000 if say, there is a need for an additional bathroom to relieve overcrowded conditions and handicap accessibility features.
In response to an e-mail inquiry, Utt said that Pulaski County in applying for a Community Development Block Grant, Pulaski County is shooting for an amount of between $700,000 to $1,400,000 for the Baskerville project.
Money to upgrade the house or dwelling is a loan, and the beneficiaries are expected to make repayments. at 0% interest for 10 years. The repayment mount is based on income compared with expenses, and in many situations, no repayment may not be required.
To qualify for the rehab loan, the participant must meet the low- to moderate income criteria. A family of one, for instance, must not have a household income of more than $30,400 a year. Family of 2 ($34,750); family of 3 ($39,100); family of 4 ($43,450); family of 5 ($46,950); family of 6 ($50,400); family of 7 ($53,900) and family of 8 ($57,350).
Homeowners who are beneficiaries of the loan must commit in writing that they would reside in the rehabilitated property and rental unit owner must also state in writing that they would rent the rehabilitated property to low- to moderate-income at affordable rates for the 10-year term.
Baskerville residents who are interested in this program are advised to contact Community Development Director Shawn Utt by phone 980-7710 or come to the office on 143 Third St. NW in Pulaski.

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Baskerville on tap for major makeover

The Baskerville neighborhood in Dublin has been targeted to benefit from a grant that will be dispersed by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) to upgrade existing residential dwellings in that neighborhood.
The housing rehabilitation program is not remodeling, explained Shawn Utt, who is Community Development Director of Pulaski County, when he presented the program to the Dublin town council during Thursday night meeting. Rather, in essence, the rehab program make repairs to make a house or a structure more stable, and this could involve structural repairs, roof repairs or replacement, updating wiring and plumbling as needed, heating system improvements and perhaps a bedroom addition, if the home is overcrowded. The program will also make improvemenThe County is permitted to allow up to $25,000 to upgrade a home, both owner-occupied and rental properties. However, the limitations can be waived to commit an additional $20,000 if say, there is a need for an additional bathroom to relieve overcrowded conditions and handicap accessibility features.
In response to an e-mail inquiry, Utt said that Pulaski County in applying for a Community Development Block Grant, Pulaski County is shooting for an amount of between $700,000 to $1,400,000 for the Baskerville project.
Money to upgrade the house or dwelling is a loan, and the beneficiaries are expected to make repayments. at 0% interest for 10 years. The repayment mount is based on income compared with expenses, and in many situations, no repayment may not be required.
To qualify for the rehab loan, the participant must meet the low- to moderate income criteria. A family of one, for instance, must not have a household income of more than $30,400 a year. Family of 2 ($34,750); family of 3 ($39,100); family of 4 ($43,450); family of 5 ($46,950); family of 6 ($50,400); family of 7 ($53,900) and family of 8 ($57,350).
Homeowners who are beneficiaries of the loan must commit in writing that they would reside in the rehabilitated property and rental unit owner must also state in writing that they would rent the rehabilitated property to low- to moderate-income at affordable rates for the 10-year term.
Baskerville residents who are interested in this program are advised to contact Community Development Director Shawn Utt by phone 980-7710 or come to the office on 143 Third St. NW in Pulaski.

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