Residents have opportunity for free home improvements

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Some Bristol, Tennessee residents will have the chance to make improvements to their home for free.

A 2010 lawsuit involving King Pharmaceuticals resulted in a settlement worth $630,000 for the city.

The city will distribute that money as grants for energy improvements to area homes. A meeting held Monday allowed homeowners to learn more about this program.

Bristol Community Development Specialist Mindy Bowman said this will help homeowners identify if the can update their home.

"[It's] just information session so that the homeowners can come out and figure out if they qualify. we'll also be passing out information," Bowman said.

Homeowners who qualify for the grant money will have a home energy audit by Bristol Tennessee Essential Services.

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