The Department of Neighborhood and Community Development is nearing the application deadline for the 2013 Home Repair Assistance Program. The application deadline is Thursday, March 14, at 4 p.m.
To be eligible for assistance, applicants must be 62 years of age or older or disabled, and reside in the home that is to be repaired. Applicants must be low income according to Housing and Urban Development (HUD) guidelines, be a resident of Chattanooga, have City and County property taxes paid through December 2012, and have not received home repair assistance from the City of Chattanooga or Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprises’ Weatherization Program in 2010, 2011, or 2012 and have not received roofing repair assistance from the City of Chattanooga (World Changers) or Chattanooga Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) in 2010, 2011, or 2012.
This is a prime opportunity for some of the city’s most deserving homeowners and neighborhoods to receive much needed home repairs such as interior and exterior painting, carpentry, dry wall, porch and deck repair and installation, wheelchair ramps and more. All work will be performed by World Changers, a home repair ministry of the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist and LifeWay Student Ministries. All materials and repairs are free of charge to homeowners and will be performed during the weeks of July 8-July 20. Due to limited resources, volunteers, and time constraints, not all applications for assistance can be approved.
Applications and more information about the program can be obtained by contacting Vanessa Jackson at 425-3700.