City offers home repair programs

vacant propertyIf you or your neighbors need some help with home repairs, the city is now taking applications for several programs that can help.

The Targeted Home Repair, City Home Repair and Paint Programs are all available. They can help homeowners with repairs such as roof replacement, plumbing, electrical, barrier removal, and other health and safety improvements.

Program requirements include: applicants are owner-occupants, own only one single-family property, have not received assistance from this program within the past five years, and meet the household income guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.


  • Applications will be accepted starting May 1, 2016 continuing until September 31, 2016, or until funds are committed.
  • Application forms for this program are available online by visiting and clicking “Home Repair” tab. Applications may also be requested at the Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department, Housing Section on the 4th floor of City Hall, 414 E. 12th St., or by calling 816-513-3025.
  • The Community Development Block Grant, established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, funds these programs. With this grant the Housing Section estimates that at least 275 homeowners will be assisted in 2016-17 program year.

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