WREM Literacy Group, Inc.
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Housing Rehab Program
As part of WREM’s community revitalization effort, existing homeowners can apply for housing assistance to rehab deteriorating conditions. The purpose of the Housing Rehabilitation Program is to prevent the decline and deterioration of qualified single-family occupied structures by helping the homeowner maintain their homestead through rehabilitation. Housing rehabilitation also removes blight in the community and restores property values. Based on available funding, WREM helps low-income homeowners to repair and or remodel their homes, to include removal of architectural barriers by installing ramps or widening doorways. Homes can be rehabbed in one of two ways: renovation or demolition to reconstruct. WREM provides service under the HRA program in select cities of 8 counties: Ennis, Kaufman, Johnson, Hood, Liberty, Cherokee, Grimes, and Waller. The program was piloted in Waller County, where each of its cities are eligible to participate. In the year 2015, all cities of our target counties will qualify for service under the HRA program. Currently, only the following cities are eligible for service: Ellis and Waxahachie of Ennis County; Forney, Terrell, Crandall, and Kaufman of Kaufman County; Cleburne of Johnson County; Granbury of Hood County; Ames of Liberty County; Cuney of Cherokee County; and Navasota of Grimes County.
CHDO First Time Homebuyer Program Under this program, the participant trains for homeownership by completing three courses: Homebuyer’s Counseling, Financial Literacy, and Home Maintenance. As part of the training, the participant learns how to save for a home purchase, the mechanics of purchasing a home, and the importance of location. In addition, they learn how to budget, protest undue tax increases, and how to maintain value through the appropriate care of the interior and exterior of the home. The CHDO homes are built in Waller and Ellis Counties