FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 23, 2008
Free paint available for eligible Kansas City, Mo., homeowners
Participants pick paint colors and receive other supplies
Warmer weather signals the start of many things – one of which is the City of Kansas City, Mo., Paint Program. In 2007, this program provided free paint and supplies to 310 homeowners.
“This program gives eligible homeowners high-quality, exterior paint for their homes at no cost,” said Bob Jackson, manager of the Property Preservation Division of the Neighborhood and Community Services Department. The Property Preservation Division staff manages the Paint Program.
Eligible applicants must complete an application to receive paint, primer, caulking and other supplies related to the painting of their home (total cost of the paint supplies will not exceed $500). Applicants must:
o Reside in Kansas City, Mo.
o Own and live in the property to be painted
o Own only one property
o Meet these household income guidelines
o One person - $38,300
o Two people - $43,800
o Three people - $49,250
o Four people - $54,700
o Five people - $59,100
o Six people - $63,500
o Seven people - $67,850
o Eight or more people - $72,250.
Paint recipients must make all necessary repairs and properly prepare their houses for painting prior to receiving their supplies. After an inspector determines a house is ready to be painted, a voucher will be awarded to the homeowner that allows them to choose an in-store color of Sherwin-Williams paint; no color matching will be done.
"Sometimes, homeowners need a little help with the upkeep of their property. Through this program, we are able to help people, which helps improve our neighborhoods one house at a time," Jackson said.
For more information and to get an application, visit http://www.kcmo.org/neigh.nsf/web/dbpaint or call the Property Preservation Division, (816) 513-3025.
Media inquiries about this program should be directed to Teresa L. Clark, public information officer for the Neighborhood and Community Services Department, (816) 513-3247.