Lee’s Summit offers minor home repairs

June 28, 2013 

Lee’s Summit residents in need of minor home repairs to exteriors or private sanitary sewer improvements should consider applying for the city’s Minor Home Repair program.

Eligible residents, low-to-moderate income homeowners, need to apply soon because the deadline is July 1.

The assistance is from a grant funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The city administers the program, which has resulted in exterior improvement to approximately 200 homes since 1997.

Applications are available at the city’s website www.cityofls.net or at the Codes Administration Department in City Hall, 220 SE Green Street.

Only single-family, owner-occupied residential homes are eligible for the program. The eligible repairs for the program include windows and doors, roofs, exterior paint, decks, porch and steps repair, exterior foundation walls, exterior walls and trim, flashing and guttering, exterior private sanitary sewer repairs and improvement

Homeowners are eligible based on total household income and must be within the HUD guidelines

An applicant is required to contribute a portion of the cost of the approved repairs. The homeowner’s contribution is no less than $20 and no more than $500 and is scaled based on income level.

The maximum grant funds available per household are $10,000 for exterior repairs or $3,000 for private sanitary sewer repairs. The city will prioritize applications based on the greatest need in terms of household income and the repairs required. The city will notify applicants if they are placed in the program or on the waiting list in August 2013.

For more information about the Minor Home Repair Program, contact Jessica Asher at (816) 969-1200.

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