Just as with the Eaton/DRS TIN, homeowners in the Thurston Woods Targeted Investment Neighborhood (TIN) can also take advantage of forgivable loans (grants) for home repairs and to abate code violations. Homeowners must live within the TIN target area (from W. Florist Ave. to W. Douglas, N. 35th St. to N. 43rd St.) and earn income within certain levels to be eligible. The partnering neighborhood agency for the Thurston Woods TIN is the Agape Community Center, and the primary contact is Brandie Wilks (464-4440).
Ald. Hamilton said the TIN program is only successful if people access the resources that are being made available. "There is no time better than now to call and at the very least find out if you qualify for the home improvement money that's being offered in Thurston Woods," he said.
A TIN usually requires three years of intensive activity, including enhanced property rehabilitation loans (for owner-occupants and for investor-owners), promotion of home ownership, blight removal, intensive code enforcement, and public improvements where appropriate.