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Emergency grant applications available

January 19, 2019

Residents in Dodge and Jefferson counties whose homes were damaged during the state of emergency declaration dates by the August to September 2018 destructive storms and flooding may now apply for recovery funds through the Southern Housing Region Emergency Assistance Program.

The range of grants given to homes in Dodge County is from $41,850 for one person households up to $78,900 for eight person households. In Jefferson County, it is from $42,750 for one person households up to $80,600 for eight person households.

Other areas include Columbia County, Ozaukee County, Sauk County and Washington County.

The counties were recently awarded approximately monies in Community Development Block Grant-Emergency Assistance Program funding to provide aid to low-to-moderate-income households affected by the flooding.

Funds are granted to applicants and do not need to be paid back. Applicants may only receive Emergency Assistance Program funding once, however, and they will not qualify for the program again if their homes are damaged by future flooding.

Funds may be used to reimburse eligible applicants for work already completed and funds are available for those who have work that needs to be done. Applicants’ homes will be visited to see that repairs have been made or that there is still flood-related damage in need of repair.

Homeowners and landlords who rent to low-to-moderate-income families may apply.

For more applications and more information about the program, please contact Sue Koehn at 800-552-6330 or skoehn@msa-ps.com. Applications are available on the city of Watertown website.

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