Home | News | First phase of home replacements begins

First phase of home replacements begins

By
Font size: Decrease font Enlarge font

JOEY DAUBEN
The Ellis County Press

FERRIS - Mayor Jimmie Birdwell fulfilled one of his campaign promises when bulldozers rumbled through a Ferris housing section Monday and began tearing down homes as part of the federal government's Home Program.

Applicants, who usually are lower-income families, applied to obtain remodeling of their existing homes, or a new home altogether.

Birdwell said during last year's mayoral campaign the home program was tops on his list.

He said he led a previous council through the money grant process, but after retiring from his mayor's seat, the home program did not go forward.

Now, Birdwell said, Ferris has received a $300,000 grant to tear down five residents' homes and rebuild each of them a new brick home on the existing lots. In addition, one home in Ferris qualified for being rehabilitated.


Subscribe to comments feed Comments (0 posted)

total: | displaying:

Post your comment

  • Bold
  • Italic
  • Underline
  • Quote

Please enter the code you see in the image:

Captcha

Log in

  • Email to a friend Email to a friend
  • Print version Print version
  • Plain text Plain text
Nelson Propane

Tagged as:

No tags for this article

Rate this article

0
Powered by Vivvo CMS v4.5.2