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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 6, 2009

Free paint available for eligible City homeowners

Warmer weather signals the start of many things – one of which is the City of Kansas City, Mo., Paint Program.

“This program gives eligible homeowners, who do the required work to properly prepare a home to be painted, high-quality exterior paint at no cost,” said Bob Jackson, manager of the Property Preservation Division of the Housing and Community Development Department.

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:

- Live in Kansas City, Mo.

- Own and live in the property to be painted

- Own only one property

- Meet these household income guidelines as set by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development:

One person - $39,400

Two people - $45,050

Three people - $50,650

Four people - $56,300

Five people - $60,800

Six people - $65,300

Seven people - $69,800

Eight or more people - $74,300

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.

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.

    
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