LESLIE: Mary in Georgia is looking for a helping hand with her home renovation. What can we do for you?
MARY: Do you have any information on grants or loans for home renovations? And I thought I heard you, a few weeks ago, mention a one-percent loan for home renovation?
TOM: Hmm. I’m not sure what that is but I will tell you that HUD has a number of programs in the Georgia area for different types of home repair and home renovation loans.
LESLIE: Mm-hmm. Or grants even. Yeah and HUD is the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. And they’ve got a really great website: it’s HUD.gov. But if you do a little bit more investigating, once you get onto their site you’ll see that they have a program called the City Development Block Grant or Community Development Block Grant; CDBG. And there’s actually a contact in Atlanta and they’re so kind to give us her name and phone number and I’d be happy to share that with you and it could be a start.
MARY: Alright, good.
LESLIE: Alright. Do you have a pen and paper?
MARY: Yes, I do.
LESLIE: Alright. Her name – and she’s going to be so happy that we’re announcing this on air – her name is Miss Jocelyn Ross and she is the director for the Office of Grants Management for Atlanta.
MARY: Oh, good. Oh, good.
LESLIE: And you can reach her directly at 404-330-6112.
MARY: Oh, wonderful. That’s 404-330-6112?
MARY: Miss Jocelyn Ross?
LESLIE: Mm-hmm. I say give her a buzz first thing in the morning and see what she says.
TOM: And tell her that Tom and Leslie said hello.
MARY: Oh, alright. I certainly will. That’s wonderful.
TOM: Alright. Good luck with that project, Mary.
MARY: Well, thank you so much and thank you for being there. I love your program.
TOM: Thank you, Mary. Have a great day.