City Money Available For Home Repairs

Nov 25, 2013

The City of Columbus has set aside nearly 1.4 million dollars to help low-income homeowners make repairs.

Money is available for roof replacement, home modifications for residents with disabilities and other repairs. City Housing Administrator Rita Parise.

Parise:  The roof repair program is citywide, there are no geographic boundaries.  The Home Safe and Sound is targeted to the Neighborhood Pride areas for this year; the only application cycle that is still open is Reeb-Hosack.  But the home modification program, which is making accessibility modifications to a home for a handicapped member of that household is available citywide as well.  We do ask that homeowners be at or below 80% of the area median income.  The 80% income for a one-person household in Columbus and Franklin County is $38,050.  For a household of four is $54,300. 

Parise says those interested in applying for funding should contact the Columbus Department of Development.