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Helping People Become Homeowners In Pasco

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PASCO, Wash. - The City of Pasco is awarded more than $450,000 to build new homes and make others more energy efficient.

These three homes are being built in an older part of town and the goal is to help people fulfill the American dream of home ownership.

Mayor Joyce Olson lead the ground breaking for the energy efficient homes on 5th Avenue and Ainsworth in Pasco.

The money comes from the Community Housing Improvement Program or CHIP. families with low to moderate income levels will qualify for the assistance.

"Whenever there's a new home that's built in an older neighborhood, it's bringing in new blood into the neighborhood and helping to raise it up," said Olson.

The three new homes should be completed by the end of the year. As part of the funding assistance program, there will also be money available to help existing homeowners renovate their homes.

Through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, people can get up to $10,000.00 for buying a foreclosed home.

If you're interested, you'll need to apply now. Contact the City of Pasco.