What a wonderful group of volunteers we have! Thank you to Doug Jenkins for delivering an inspiring message and to all those who participated. We look forward to continuing to work together to improve the lives of the seniors in … Continue reading →
Kerr-Tar WDB’s services for young adults, funded by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), have been re-branded as NCWorks NextGen. The new brand supports an effort among North Carolina’s 23 Workforce Development Boards to collectively communicate impact of WIOA Title I programs for young adults. The tagline included with the new logo is Your Future Starts Here. Click here to read more…
The Kerr Tar Area Agency on Aging will offer a free falls prevention workshop starting in August. The nine-week program, called A Matter of Balance, is designed to help older adults to overcome the fear and help prevent falls. The workshop will be held at South Granville Senior Center in Creedmoor.
Come out on September 22nd and 23rd to help Camp Butner celebrate their 75th Anniversary! Camp Butner opened in 1942, and trained over 40,000 troops on a 40,000-acre military training facility. Now the history of the Camp is incorporated throughout the Town of Butner. For information about the celebration festivities click here
Visit butnernc.org/events for details and tickets or call 919-575-3032.
Take a moment to look back at some of the events the Kerr-Tar Area Agency on Aging have sponsored and or collaborated with other local agencies to help improve the lives of seniors in our 5 county region.
The City of Roxboro was recognized by the North Carolina Department of Commerce – Main Street & Rural Planning Center as one of 39 North Carolina communities to have received accreditation from the National Street Center for meeting commercial district revitalization performance standards. The COG shares in this accomplishment with the City of Roxboro. Roxboro is a member municipal government served by Kerr-Tar. To view the complete press release from the Department, click here.
The Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments (COG) has been awarded $100,000 by the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency (NCHFA) under the 2017 cycle of the Urgent Repair Program to assist residents in the counties of Franklin, Granville, Person, Vance and Warren. The Urgent Repair program finances emergency home repairs for homeowners who are elderly or have special needs and whose incomes are below 50% of the median for the area. Only repairs that address imminent threats to the life and/or safety of occupants of the dwelling unit or accessibility modifications will be performed under the program. A total of 13 households are projected to be assisted.
In the Urgent Repair Program, one or two critical problems may be repaired, but the entire house is not addressed. Examples of work typically done under this program include roof or HVAC system repair, well or septic system repairs, adding accessibility features like ramps, bathroom grab bars and wider doors.
The COG will provide assistance, to those whose homes are selected for repairs, in the form of a loan. Homeowners will receive an unsecured deferred, interest-free loan, forgiven at a rate of $1,000 per year until the principal balance is reduced to zero. The maximum amount of the loan available is $8,000.
Applications are available starting July 1, 2017 and must be returned to the COG office by 5:00pm on September 1, 2017. Clients to be assisted will be selected by November 1, 2017.
Click here for the application.
Click here for the program assistance policy.
The funds provided by the NCHFA for the Urgent Repair Program come from the North Carolina Housing Trust Fund.