Escambia County, Century Free Up Housing Assistance Funds

May 30, 2017

A new agreement between Escambia County and the Town of Century will free up tens of thousands of dollars in housing assistance.

In May 2016, Escambia County made a total of $260,000 available to tornado victims in the town limits of Century for housing repairs.

To date, $174,761 has been expended or is currently allotted for 10 applicants. The original agreement between Escambia County and Century restricted the assistance to only those impacted by the February 2016 tornado in Century. The deadline for tornado victims to apply for assistance has passed.

An amended agreement recently passed by the Escambia County Commission will free the remaining $85,239 to provide housing rehabilitation assistance regardless of tornado damage.

The application procedure and timeline for the funding has not yet been announced.

Pictured: The first home in the town of Century completed under the SHIP Program through Escambia County and Habitat for Humanity. photo, click to enlarge.


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