Republic Co., Kan. — A partnership between Republic County and Republic County Economic Development (RCED) is offering residents funding to address housing issues within the county.
Jenny Russell, RCED Director, continued there are three different types of grants. One is the Demolition Assistance Grant.
Another program is for an Empty Nester grant which is up to $5,000 and covers the costs incurred from selling their property and moving to a more manageable-sized rental property.
The third and final grant is the Paint the County Grant, which Russell says is the most popular out of the three.
There are 11 spots available but most of them are filled at the moment. Last year through the program, 9 homes were painted, 1 elderly person was assisted in selling their home to move to an apartment, and 2 homes were demolished for new development or sale.
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