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Program provides tools and knowledge to a Tri-State resident to fix up home – WGEM

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HANNIBAL, MO (WGEM) — A program is giving Tri-State residents the tools they need to fix up their homes.

The funds are provided through NECAC’s Self Help Program Grant. A supervisor assisted Laura Spencer and taught her how to do all the work. NECAC said Spencer spent 79 hours on her home doing trim work replacing windows, laying down flooring and painting.

“This house when I bought it was almost un-livable and it still [has] a lot of projects that need to be done,” said Spencer. “And learning to use these different tools are going to help me finishing up these projects.”

“We went into this program because we do want people to learn skills that are important in life and to be apart of the process of their home,” said Carla Potts, NECAC Deputy Director of Housing Development.

Four more people will get to fix up their homes through the grant. 56 people will be helped with a new grant. Contact NECAC if you’re interested.

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