Housing program funds available

By The Mercury

Funds from the City of Manhattan’s Housing Rehabilitation Program are currently available to assist low- and moderate-income homeowners to make emergency and accessibility repairs.

Only homeowners in the city limits of Manhattan are eligible.

Each homeowner can qualify for up to $5,000 to repair plumbing, heating, insulation, painting, windows, structural improvements, sidewalks and other issues.

Repairs must meet HUD Housing Quality Standards and local codes.

If a homeowner is approved for the program, city staff solicits bids and oversees work during the project.

In order to be considered, homeowners must meet the following income requirements:

•Household of 1: $34,250 maximum annual gross household income/assets

•Household of 2: $39,150

•Household of 3: $44,050

•Household of 4: $48,900

Application materials are available at City Hall, 1101 Poyntz Avenue, at Manhattan Public Library, 629 Poyntz Avenue, and on the city’s website,

For more information about the program, please contact George Stark, Housing Rehabilitation Inspector, at (785) 587-2431 or

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