The Village of Vinton has been awarded $194,800 by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) HOME Program to rehabilitate and reconstruct two homes.
The HOME Program funds are utilized to rehabilitate homes to address accessibility, energy efficiency, health and safety deficiencies. Since 2010, when the housing program started in Vinton, the Village has helped more than 30 homes in different levels of assistance from painting the exterior of the home to new construction. “We’ve been able to give keys to brand new homes to five deserving families in Vinton, rehabilitated four and more than 20 homes have been assisted with volunteer work and donations,” states Anibal Olague,
“We are beyond happy with our new home. We are thankful to the Village of Vinton and our council men and women who support programs like the Housing Program. I would like to encourage all Vinton residents to apply because, despite any opposition or rumors, the Housing Program does work. It is a program that has given my family and I a better quality of living and I know it is and will keep working for all of our community,” states new home owner, Abigail Monrreal.
The Village of Vinton has a waiting list of applicants and is currently reviewing applications to select the beneficiaries for the project. For more information on how to join the waiting list please call Vinton City Hall at (915)886-5104.