HOME project 50 percent complete for 3 West Point residents

Josh Presley
Staff Writer

The city’s HOME project, which will give three West Point residents new houses, is 50 percent complete. The Board of Selectmen approved invoices for 50 percent completion inspections at its meeting Tuesday.
The city was approved for the $378,214 grant, through the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA), in July and the Board of Selectmen received bids for contractors on July 30.
The grant is part of a home rehabilitation project to demolish and rebuild three dilapidated houses in West Point at no cost to the owner, according to GTPDD Housing Specialist Spencer Broocks.
“MDA received $3.9 million from the state to fund each grant, and it was a very competitive program,” Broocks said in a previous interview. “More than 60 local government bodies in Mississippi applied for the grant, and only 13 received funding.”
See the rest of this story in Friday's Daily Times Leader.