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Group seeks grant money from Martinsburg City Council

July 22, 2003|by DAVE McMILLION

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A local nonprofit organization on Monday asked the City of Martinsburg to apply for $350,000 through the state to operate a housing rehabilitation program for low- to moderate-income residents.

Telamon Corp. wants to offer the money to residents living in Ward 4 and 5 areas of Martinsburg, Telamon spokeswoman Cheryl Walkley told Martinsburg City Council members Monday night.

Those areas are near the B&O Roundhouse off West Martin Street, Walkley said.

Telamon officials want to offer money to rehabilitate homes that are owner-occupied and leased, Walkley said.

The help could come in the form of loans or grants, she said.

Assuming an average loan or grant would be $30,000, Walkley estimates about 10 living units could be improved.

The money would come through a Community Development Block Grant, for which the city would apply, Walkley said.

City council members did not take any action on the request.

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