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Grant money for homes in East Moline

Homeowners in East Moline struggling to pay for repairs might get some relief. Last week, the city announced it's accepting applications for Single-Family Owner Occupied Rehabilitation grants.

East Moline is one of several local cities receiving part of a $3.5 million grant from Illinois' foreclosure settlement. East Moline's share is $180,000, which will help bring at least four homes up to code.
Housing Manager Jill Clark says the money is for homeowners who can't afford it.
Many house repairs will qualify for funding, but Clark says building code issues must be addressed first.

Code compliance is the number one concern in house rehab projects.

East Moline homeowners have until Friday to pre-apply for a rehab grant. Then, eligible applicants will be selected by lottery the following week.

Rock Island Economic Growth Corporation, the Arc, and Project NOW also received foreclosure settlement funds. 

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