CARTER COUNTY, Tenn. -

Two communities in our area are getting money from the government to help families improve their living conditions.

News 5 WCYB found out Carter County is getting $500,000 dollars through the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development. The city of Greeneville is getting $440,000.

To get up to $25,000 dollars of the grant money, you have to meet low-income requirements and use the money to bring your home up top code.

It's not for remodeling projects.

Sherry Trent helps distribute those grants through First Tennessee Development District.

She told News 5 we're very lucky to have gotten two for this region.

"The funds are getting smaller and smaller, the pots of money. So it's actually been cut in half. They haven't had a grant award in a few years, so this is the first one in like three years that they've had", said Trent.

Trent said they hope to help 13 to 15 homeowners.

If want more information about qualifications for the grant contact Sherry Trent at 423-722-5101 or by email: strent@ftdd.org.