I came across some information that I would like to share with the
readers of this blog. Even if this information does not apply to you,
you may be able to share it with others. Both Kansas and Missouri offer
home remodeling assistance to those with low income. There are several
different programs for homeowners and for those who rent.
In the state of Missouri there is a program called Home Repair Opportunity (HeRO).
This program offers homeowners that meet the low to moderate-income
requirements funding for home repairs. These homeowners must live in
non-metropolitan areas. You will need to check the website and contact
the agency to see if your town is eligible.
The residents of Kansas City, Missouri (Jackson, Clay
and Platte counties) could be eligible for home repair assistance also.
The Emergency Home Repair program
offers homeowners that meet the low-income requirements. They offer to
help with urgent repairs for plumbing, main water line (which may
include branch lines and water heater), sewer, electrical and furnace.
The homeowners of Shawnee, Kansas could receive assistance on home repairs. The program "Rebuild Together Shawnee"
consists of volunteers that come to the help of homeowners. Their focus
is helping the elderly, disable and economically disadvantaged. On
their website is an email address to contact for an application.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
(HUD) offers loans and grants to those who need home repairs. As I
navigated around the HUD (KS) (MO)website
I will admit it was like chasing my tail. I’m linking the page that I
found to be the most helpful. It specifically list towns that have
assistance programs. Like the other programs a homeowner will need to
meet the low financial requirement.
Last but not least, the USDA offers
loans and grants for those who meet the financial requirements. They
offer loans up to $20,000 and grants up to $7,500. There are certain
terms to be met and it is important as it is with any application, read
the details and contingency of any loan or grant.
Most of these grants or loans are for urgent home
repairs. So you probably won’t be using the money to build an outdoor
environment. Although, it might help you fix a leaky roof or replace the
furnace. If you have any questions concerning home repairs please
contact us at CH Construction.