Governor's Office for Local Development
Governor Ernie Fletcher Announces Funding for the City of Cadiz

Press Release Date:  Friday, May 26, 2006  
Contact Information:  Samantha Cook
Public Information Officer

            Governor Ernie Fletcher and the Governor’s Office for Local Development (GOLD) today announced a $1 million Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for the city of Cadiz.  Funding will be used for the Cadiz Housing Rehabilitation Project.

            “Safe, affordable housing is necessary for a good quality of life,” said Governor Fletcher.  “For many households in Cadiz, safe housing will become a reality.”

            CDBG funds will be used for a scattered site homeowner rehabilitation program that will assist low income households throughout the city.  Households with elderly or handicapped individuals are given propriety.  Additionally, some homes will be connected to the community sewer system rather than relying on faulty septic systems.  In past years, the city has had several successful projects addressing housing needs.

            Senator Ken Winters (R-Murray) said, “These homeowners need a helping hand and I am pleased that local and state officials have worked together to make this project happen.”

            Representative James Carr (R-Hopkinsville) said, “This project is an example of what we can accomplish with perseverance.  Because of projects like this as well as emergency relief projects, I will continue my tireless efforts, knocking on the door in Frankfort, to ensure that they receive the proper attention they deserve.  I will continue to fight for the projects my constituents need.”

            “I support this project and what it is doing for members of the Cadiz community.  I am pleased that this project was awarded,” noted Representative Melvin Henley (R-Murray).

            Kentucky's U. S. Congressional leaders continued support of the CDBG program has made the funding available nationally as well as within the commonwealth.  The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development makes these funds available through GOLD, which administers the CDBG Small Cities program in Kentucky.