The City of Lee’s Summit is helping low- and moderate-income residents fix up their homes. The City is accepting applications Aug. 13 through Oct. 5 for its Minor Home Repair Program, which awards up to $10,000 to qualified residents for certain home repairs and up to $3,000 for private sanitary sewer improvements.
The City has reserved $146,000 in funding through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant. Eligible repairs are limited to the exterior of the home and include windows, doors, roof, paint, porches and steps, guttering, flashing and exterior foundation walls.
“These public investments have made a significant impact on the City’s limited affordable housing stock by enhancing living conditions of the homeowners, sustainability of the structures and protecting the property values and integrity of the neighborhood,” said Heping Zhan, assistant director of planning & special projects.
Other requirements for eligibility include:
1. The homes must be owner-occupied, detached single-family structures.
2. The homes must reside within the corporate city limits of Lee’s Summit.
3. The homeowner must contribute a share of the repair costs of no less than $20 and no more than $500.
4. A three-year lien will be placed on the property by the City.
“It’s been a major blessing. We’ve been very thankful for the program. I wish more people were aware of it so they could take advantage. It’s helped us keep the house in good shape and has made a big difference,” said Kay Taylor, a recipient of the program.
The City will prioritize eligible requests based upon household income and needed repairs. To learn more about the Minor Home Repair Program and access application information and forms, visit http://bit.ly/2vsPN51. For questions, call (816) 969-1200 or email Jessica.Asher@cityofLS.net.