The Commerce Journal

May 28, 2014

More homes to be replaced in Commerce

By Joseph Hamrick
The Commerce Journal

COMMERCE —

Two more Commerce families will soon have new homes because of the city’s participation in the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs Program. 

The program accepts qualified applicants to replace dilapidated homes within the city. 

City Manager Marc Clayton, said one applicant was approved during the May 20 City Councilmeeting, and another qualified applicant is awaiting funds from the program to be approved. 

“We have one on Bishop Street. We already got funding for that,” he said. “The other should happen in the next 30 days.”

To be a qualified applicant, a resident must meet certain income requirements, own their own home and be current on all their taxes. 

In the past 12 years, including the two to be built this year, a total of 20 homes have been built in Commerce from this program.

Clayton has been open in his support of his program and calls it “one of the best government associated programs I’ve seen. I think it’s a great program.”