Three local programs awarded $25,000 state grants

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Gazette staff
Tuesday, September 10, 2013

JANESVILLE--YWCA Rock County will use a $25,000 state grant to help rebuild the exterior stairs and railings at Jeffris Flats 11-unit apartment complex.

The grant is coming from the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority's Foundation. Jeffris Flats, 318-320 Dodge St., provides transitional housing for domestic violence survivors in the YWCA's Transitions for Women Program.

The $25,000 grant was among $500,000 in housing grants awarded to 26 special needs housing providers throughout Wisconsin, according to a WHEDA news release.

The grants helps housing providers build new facilities or make improvements to existing facilities.

Two other local programs receiving $25,000 each are:

-- Rock Valley Community Programs in the town of Rock, which will use the money to furnish and install two walk-in coolers and three walk-in freezers.

-- House of Mercy Homeless Center, Janesville, which will buy and install a larger panel on its fire alarm system.

WHEDA received 62 applications through the housing grant competition this year totaling more than $1.3 million in requests.

The annual Housing Grant competition is funded with WHEDA reserves and no state tax dollars.

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