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Illinois: City Of Harvey Is Giving Away 10 Free Homes To Victims Of Hurricane Harvey

Illinois:  City Of Harvey Is Giving Away 10 Free Homes To Victims Of Hurricane Harvey

A south suburban town with a close connection to those currently in Houston is offering up homes to Texas storm victims.

Harvey, Illinois will have 10 homes available for free to people who lost their homes during the catastrophic flooding from Hurricane Harvey.

Sean Howard, a spokesman for the city, said volunteer tradesmen and carpenters were going to the homes this weekend and will be on hand for the next few weeks preparing the dwellings for their new residents.

The homes were acquired by the city after being lost to delinquent tax sales, Howard said. Normally, they would in turn be sold to investors to put the homes back on the market, but the city has instead decided to give them to flood victims as a new, permanent residence.

A south suburban town with a close connection to those currently in Houston is offering up homes to Texas storm victims.

Harvey, Illinois will have 10 homes available for free to people who lost their homes during the catastrophic flooding from Hurricane Harvey.

Sean Howard, a spokesman for the city, said volunteer tradesmen and carpenters were going to the homes this weekend and will be on hand for the next few weeks preparing the dwellings for their new residents.

The homes were acquired by the city after being lost to delinquent tax sales, Howard said. Normally, they would in turn be sold to investors to put the homes back on the market, but the city has instead decided to give them to flood victims as a new, permanent residence.

The city has also sent emergency personnel down to Houston to assist in recovery efforts.

Anyone with questions on the housing project, or those looking to help or donate to the project, can call (708) 210-5300, extension 6.

Source:  NBCChicago

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