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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 14, 2010
Emergency Home Repair Program to start accepting applications
Eligible Kansas City, Mo., homeowners who are in urgent need of roofing, plumbing, electrical and mechanical work can apply for the City of Kansas City, Mo., Emergency Home Repair Program. Applications for homeowners who meet program requirements are now being accepted.
Applications for the Emergency Home Repair Program are available online (address below) or at the Housing and Community Development Department’s Property Preservation Division office on the 11th floor of City Hall, 414 E. 12th St. Applications will be accepted through July 31 or until funds have been exhausted.
“This program can help lower-income homeowners who are desperately in need, so we are encouraging all eligible to apply, and contact the City if they need help applying,” City Councilwoman Sharon Sanders Brooks, 3rd District at large, and Chairwoman of the Housing Committee said.
The Property Preservation Division of the Housing and Community Development Department administers the Emergency Home Repair Program, Home Weatherization Program, Municipal Court Fund Program (referral only) and Paint Program.
Eligible applicants are homeowners who own only one property, have not received assistance from this program (the old Minor Home Repair Program) since Sept. 30, 1994, and meet the following household income guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development:
One person – $24,650
Two people – $28,150
Three people – $31,700
Four people – $35,200
Five people – $38,060
Six people – $40,850
Seven people – $43,650
Eight people – $46,450.
A Community Development Block Grant established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development funds the Emergency Home Repair Program.
For more information or to request an application, call 816-513-3025. The Emergency Home Repair application is now available online as a fillable form at: http://www.kcmo.org/idc/groups/public/documents/housing/002535.pdf Eligible homeowners are asked to visit the Emergency Home Repair Program Web page at: http://www.kcmo.org/CKCMO/Depts/Housing/EmergencyHomeRepairProgram/index.htm.
Media inquiries should be directed to Bob Jackson, manager of the Property Preservation Division, 816-513-3025.