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, http://www.cityofmhk.com.

For more information about the program, please contact George Stark, Housing Rehabilitation Inspector, at (785) 587-2431 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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