CLOSINGS: View Closings

Newton helps residents renovate

A federal housing grant awarded to Newton Illinois tops out at $495,000

Posted: May 17, 2018 7:19 PM

NEWTON, Ill. (WTHI) -  In Newton illinois, a grant is helping residents bring their homes up to code and also making them more efficient.

The grant is the Community Development Block Grant. Funds are supplied by the federal government and administered through the state. The grant is awarded to cities with low to moderate-income residents.

The city of Newton was awarded $495,000. The money will be used to renovate selected homes in the community. This involves bringing homes up to code and installing energy efficient appliances.

Mayor Mark Bolander says the grant is vital for communities like Newton.

Bolander says "It's a big help because a lot of homes that are going to benefit from this perhaps wouldn't have done this on their own. They needed this extra little bit of help to make sure their home was going to be there long term."

Article Comments

Terre Haute
Few Clouds
83° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 84°
Robinson
Clear
84° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 86°
Indianapolis
Broken Clouds
80° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 81°
Rockville
Few Clouds
83° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 84°
Casey
Scattered Clouds
85° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 86°
Brazil
Few Clouds
83° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 84°
Marshall
Few Clouds
83° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 84°
Sunny and warm again.
WTHI Planner
WTHI Temps
WTHI Radar

Latest Video

Image

News 10's 1995 Coverage of case involving Jerry Russell Sr.

Image

Tuesday Afternoon Weather

Image

Fall Time Healing With Judy Monday September 23rd 1pm-4pm

Image

Tuesday: partly cloudy, warm. high: 86

Image

All You Need to Know for Tuesday

Image

WV vs. Northview

Image

Monday Late Forecast

Image

NAACP and VCSC team up to discuss school safety and gun violence

Image

ISU preps for EIU

Image

Moala wins MVFC DPOW

WTHI Events