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Graham County receives over $1 million for housing

Additional affordable housing is coming for some residents in Graham County, thanks to a $500,000 grant awarded to the county by Dogwood Health Trust.The grant is leveraged by two grants the county has already received — $100,000 from the American Rescue Plan Act and $750,000 from a Community Development Block Grant from NC Commerce, bringing $1.35 million to the county.The monies will be used to build five houses and perform 3 to 5 major housing repairs for qualified low-income individuals. 

“This was truly a team effort to receive the full grant request of $500,000,” said Rebecca Garland, finance officer for Graham County. “We leveraged the combined talent and effort of Southwestern Commission, County Manager Jason Marino’s expertise in building, and my finance background and history of working with these funders. We are so happy that 15-20 low-income individuals or families in Graham County will soon be able to live in a safe and well-maintained environment.”

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  • "My opinion" Why not do an article on Mr. Roger Carlton reference when he accepted the position of City Manager of Hallandale Beach for almost three years (full time employment). Never changed his driver's license as required by Fl. law and continued to vote in Graham County throughout that 3-year period. Or would he have also been covered under intent to return to his NC house. Check it out for yourself and while you're at it research "who runs Surfside Fl Roger Carlton" Then ask him if he ever suggested an employee take accent reduction classes or something about the popping of a cherry at a groundbreaking gathering. Be aware of who you might be dealing with. Laughing out loud.

    posted by Jack Gross

    Tuesday, 10/04/2022

  • People SHOULD know the truth about the COVID-19 vaccine and the booster before they become vaccinated. Terrible things happen to a person's body 3 years after taking the vaccine.

    posted by Richard

    Sunday, 08/21/2022

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