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Helping Hands Looks to Assist Local Homeowners

Posted: Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 at 6:26 am
Author: Sally Y. Hart - KCII News

Repairing roofs, adding ramps, and fixing furnaces are just a few of the projects Helping Hands can do to improve housing in Washington County.

The program is part of Habitat for Humanity and program manager Scott Hawes explains the goal, “We work with homeowners in Washington County to provide affordable home repairs. A special concern to us are physically disabled homeowners and seniors, the elderly. And we’re concerned that low-income homeowners typically don’t have the funds to pay for the necessary repairs and as a consequence they’re forced to live in unsafe or inaccessible shelter.” He says they recently completed a ramp for a resident with mobility difficulties and now he has much more freedom and a better quality of life, whereas before he had to rely on others to help get to the doctor or get groceries.

Hawes says now is a good time to get applications in so they can start planning projects. For application information click here.

Family size – Annual income
1 – $40,150 or less
2 – $45,850 or less
3 – $51,600 or less
4 – $57,300 or less