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Housing grants improve properties in Belleville

BELLEVILLE – Eight houses in five cities in Republic County were painted, one elderly homeowner sold a home and moved to a housing unit designed for seniors and one blighted property was demolished to make way for new construction as part of grant-funded housing programs.

One Lot Abatement Grant and one Moving Over Grant were awarded, although a third project was launched and may yet be funded. The Paint the County Grant proved the most popular, although projects were slowed by a lack of painting contractors.

About $12,000 in grant funds combined with private expenditures of more than $20,000 to improve property.