The White Lake Township Board approved the allocation of federal community development block grant (CDBG) funds for 2013 at Tuesday's meeting.
Community development block grants are part of a federal program run by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The program, according to HUD, provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs.
For 2013, $50,000 will be allocated to the township's minor home repair program that is designed to help low- to moderate-income households in White Lake Township complete more complicated home maintenance. In order to qualify for the program, you must be a resident of the township and meet income specifications.
Supervisor Greg Baroni said that since 2002 the program has helped 153 families with a variety of projects including replacing septic tanks, wells, roofs, hot water heaters and furnaces.
The rest of the money, $15,547, was allocated to public service. In the past, the public service designation has applied to groups like HAVEN, a local group that works to bring awareness about domestic violence and sexual abuse - they also help survivors of assaults and domestic violence.
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