St. Ignace applies to have HGTV’s ‘Home Town’ give their entire town a makeover!


Ben and Erin Napier are looking at expanding their popular HGTV show ‘Home Town’ by taking to the road in a new 6 episode series. HGTV has had a call to action on their website which states, “HGTV is launching a nationwide call to find towns that could use some of the ‘Home Town’ touch. It’s all part of an ambitious new series — ‘Home Town Takeover‘. In this exciting new project, Erin and Ben lead a team of renovation pros as they takeover and makeover an entire small town.”

To be eligible, town must have a population base of less than 40,000 people and fans had until February 4th to visit HGTV’s website to pitch why their community should be selected. St. Ignace put together the video above to include with their application.

“Renovating one house at a time is an awesome experience. But the chance to support an entire town, where we help bring a community back to life — that’s something we’ve always wanted to try.”, states Ben Napier

Ben and Erin have some experience taking on such a large project, having renovated dozens of homes in their own hometown of Laurel, Mississippi. HGTV states that they also played a pivotal role in helping revitalize the Laurel’s downtown while preserving and celebrating the town’s architectural treasures, endemic charm and historic features.

Restoring and revitalizing an old or historic home has its challenges. Fans of HGTV’s popular series ‘Home Town; know that – but what about breathing new life into an entire town that’s struggling and in need of some TLC? Now there’s a challenge!

This is exactly what HGTV, as well as hosts Ben and Erin Napier, have in mind for this all-new concept series slated to air on HGTV in 2021. Our fingers are crossed for our neighbours in St. Ignace that HGTV will capitalize on the amazing opportunity to help out this small community which will not only be celebrating their 350th birthday, but demonstrating their pride as the historical second oldest settlement in the United States.


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