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Delphi launches work as part of Stellar program

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Updated: April 24, 2013 10:55PM



DELPHI (AP) — Work has begun to restore 11 historic houses near downtown Delphi as part of a state program that helps smaller communities pay for comprehensive development projects.

The Journal & Courier reports that grant money from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority will pay for the repairs as part of the Stellar Communities program.

Most of the repairs involve new roofs, electrical upgrades, new windows and removal of lead-based paint.

Mayor Randy Strasser says the program is a key part of efforts to reinvest in the community.

Stellar grants administrator Shawn Cain says about $15,000 will be spent on each house.

Applications will be accepted for a second phase of grants later this year.



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