6:32 PM EDT, October 21, 2011
City leaders in Danville want to make sure everyone is warm this winter. They realized hundreds of low income rental homes in the city do not have proper weatherization.
Many were build before 1980 which mean there aren't insulation in the wall, in the attic or under the house.
Through a grant, the city will pay up to 32 hundred dollars worth of repairs. In a tough economy anything to save a buck helps.
"It's helping the landlord improve their properties. It's helping the city overall improve our housing stock. We have old housing stock that needs repairs and this is one way to do that," said Dianne Morris, director of housing and development in Danville.
That means each rental home can get things like insulation and weather stripping installed free from the city.
Leaders expect to fix 300 homes within two years.
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