Home rebuilt on Markham Rd.

Published 1:32 pm Friday, November 19, 2010

Calvin Carson, whose home was demolished just a few months ago, moved into his new home on the same site this week.

Carson’s home in Tryon was demolished and rebuilt through a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Scattered Housing Project.

The home, located at 940 Markham Road in Tryon, was&bsp; rebuilt through the grant funds. Polk County was awarded $400,000 in 2008, of which $333,000 was to be used for rehabilitation and demolition of homes in the county.

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The funds were awarded specifically to be used to complete substantial housing repairs on five homes and to demolish and replace Carson’s home on Markham Road, which was accomplished in just a few months.

Work is already scheduled to begin on the other five homes on the list for rehabilitation.

CDBG funds are provided to the state by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). They are administered at the state level by the N.C. Department of Commerce through the Division of Community Assistance and the Commerce Finance Center.