In what City Manager Jerry Moss characterized as “good news for Henderson”, The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that Henderson was awarded a Hope IV Main Street Grant in the amount of $1 million.
The grant will be used for the construction of 33 apartment units above businesses on Garnett Street. The project will encompass seven buildings.
According to Moss, Planning and Community Development Director Erris Dunston and Downtown Development Director Phil Lakernick were instrumental in putting the grant application together.
It is hoped that the grant will spur other economic development activities downtown such as shops, small grocery stores, and other businesses.
Moss noted that the grant was applied for through the use of the City’s recently acquired eCivis software, a database of grant opportunities.
The City Manager also said that other eCivis grant applications are outstanding and that the City may have announcements on those applications in the next few weeks.