News from City Hall
City Communications Office
City of Kansas City, Mo.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 2, 2012
Free paint available for eligible City homeowners
Participants may choose 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 2011, this program provided free paint and supplies to more than 300 homeowners.
“This program helps improve our neighborhoods by assisting homeowners who need a little help with the upkeep of their property,” said Doug Bossert, section manager of the Housing and Human Services Division, which manages the Paint Program. “Qualified homeowners receive high-quality exterior paint for their homes at no cost.”
Eligible residents must complete an application to receive paint, primer, caulking and other supplies related to the painting of their home. Please note, the total cost of the paint supplies cannot exceed $500. Applicants must also:
Reside in Kansas City, Mo.
Own and live in the property to be painted
Own only one property
Meet these household income guidelines:
One person - $41,100
Two people - $46,950
Three people - $52,800
Four people - $58,650
Five people - $63,350
Six people - $68,050
Seven people - $72,750
Eight or more people - $77,450
Paint recipients must make all necessary repairs and properly prepare their home 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 recipients, which allows them to choose an in-store color of Porter paint; no color matching will be done.
To download an application, please visit http://www.kcmo.org/idc/groups/housing/documents/housing/ocs879231-099072.pdf.
For more information or to request an application via mail, call the Housing and Human Services Division, at 816-513-3025.
For media inquiries, please contact Roger Stewart, program supervisor, at 816-513-3253.