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City of Kansas City, Mo.

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CONTACT: Roger Stewart, 816-513-3253

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 1, 2012

Emergency Home Repair Program to start accepting applications

Eligible Kansas City, Mo., homeowners who are in urgent need of plumbing, electrical, mechanical and limited ADA barrier removal work may apply for the City of Kansas City, Mo., Emergency Home Repair Program.

Applications for the Emergency Home Repair Program are available online by visiting www.kcmo.org/housing and clicking the “Emergency Home Repair Program” link or at the Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department’s Housing Section office on the 11th floor of City Hall, 414 E. 12th St.

Applications will be accepted through July 31 or until funds have been exhausted.

“This program can help lower-income homeowners who have an urgent repair need such as a furnace repair or replacement during the heating season months or replacing a broken water line going to their house,” Housing Section Manager Doug Bossert said.

The Housing Section of the Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department administers the Emergency Home Repair Program, Home Weatherization Program, Municipal Court Fund Program (by referral only), Paint Program and other housing rehabilitation and inspection programs.

Eligible applicants are homeowners who own only one property, have not received assistance from this program within the past five years, and meet the following household income guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development:

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 people – $77,450

A Community Development Block Grant established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development funds the Emergency Home Repair Program.

For more information or to request an application, call 816-513-3025.

To fill out an online application, please visit www.kcmo.org/housing and click on the “Emergency Home Repair Program” link, or you can directly access the application at http://kcmo.org/idc/groups/housing/documents/housing/ocs879231-099073.pdf.

Media inquiries should be directed to Roger Stewart, manager of the Emergency Home Repair Program, at 816-513-3253.

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