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Tallahassee resident receives brand new home

Leon County Home Replacement
Posted at 11:52 AM, Jul 10, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-10 08:50:10-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A Leon County resident is enjoying a brand-new home, thanks to a government program.

Ira Dean James received the keys to her new dwelling during a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, July 10.

James home was replaced by a grant from the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP). SHIP and Leon County Housing Services work together to increase and preserve the supply of affordable housing units within the unincorporated areas of Leon County.

Only residents of extremely low, very-low, low and moderate income qualify for SHIP funds.

For more information, contact Jon D. Brown, Leon County Community and Media Relations, at 850-606-5300 / cmr@LeonCountyFL.gov or Leon County's Division of Housing Services at 850-606-1900.