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Henry County gets state help to rehabilitate neighborhood

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A rehabilitation project in Henry County is getting some help from the commonwealth.

The South Street Neighborhood Improvement Project recently received $500,000 in community block grants.

The money will be put toward rehabilitating and rebuilding 39 homes in the neighborhood.

So far Henry County has already spent more than $1 million on much needed repairs including replacing sewer and water lines, installing a new storm water system, and rebuilding roads.

"Our EMS and fire and rescue could not even access the houses in this area," said Henry County Planning, Zoning and Inspections Director Lee Clark. "We literally had situations where people had to be stretchered out from these houses, down to Route 57 to even load them into vehicles."

If certain construction goals are met over the next 18 months, the county will qualify for another $490,000 in grants to help finish the project.

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