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Housing rehab program a success for low-income residents

Colleen Cassidy, shown here with Rudy, loves the rehab work that was done to their home. COURTESY PHOTO

Last year, Communicating Arts Credit Union (CACU) was responsible for getting 23 applicants approved for a total of over $163,000 in home repairs just in time for the start of winter. “When I got approved it felt like I hit the lottery,” said Colleen Cassidy, a grant awardee who had just returned to the work force after previously being unemployed for a lengthy period of time.

Funding for the NIP grant was provided by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis. The types of work performed included basement waterproofing, installing new roofs, gutters, replacement windows, furnaces, central air conditioning units, insulation and foundation repairs. The next round of funding will be anounced in the spring.

For more information about the announcement of the first round of funding for the 2013 Neighborhood Impact Program grant, call 313.965.8640 ext. 222 or go to

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