FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 8, 2008
Home Weatherization Program accepting applications
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Property Preservation Division of the Neighborhood and Community Services Department is once again accepting applications for the Home Weatherization Program. Applications had been suspended Nov. 12 because more money needed to be appropriated for the program.
The Home Weatherization Program provides free energy-efficient improvements. Improvements may include installing insulation, repairing doors and windows, repairing or replacing furnaces and water heaters, caulking and weather stripping. Renters are eligible to apply and receive assistance with the participation of their landlord. Applicants cannot have received assistance from this program since Sept. 30, 1993 and must meet these income guidelines*:
-- One person – $15,600
-- Two people – $21,000
-- Three people – $26,400
-- Four people – $31,800
-- Five people – $37,200
-- Six people – $42,600
-- Seven people – $48,000
-- Eight people – $53,400.
(*For each additional person, add $5,400 per year. Total income is calculated from all resources and is based on gross pay – before taxes and expenses are deducted.)
Applications are available online at http://www.kcmo.org/neigh and from the Property Preservation Division's Office on the fourth floor of City Hall at 414 E. 12th St.
For more information about the Home Weatherization Program and the Property Preservation Division or to have an application mailed to you, call (816) 513-3025.
Media inquiries should be directed to Teresa L. Clark, public information officer for the Neighborhood and Community Services Department, (816) 513-3247.