Home fix up help available

Senior citizens and those with disabilities may be eligible for funding to pay for minor repairs to their homes.

At Groveport Village Council’s Aug. 25 meeting, Building Official Stephen Moore stated the Economic and Community Development Institute (ECDI) is offering the "Minor Home Repair Program" with funding from the city of Columbus, Franklin County, and the Ohio Department of Development for senior citizens and disabled homeowners in central Ohio.

To qualify, individuals must:

•be age 60 or older or be disabled or have a disabled member of the family living in the house (applicants must be receiving disability to be considered disabled);

•own their own homes in Franklin County;

•be able to pay existing property taxes;

•have an annual gross income at 80 percent or below the area median income of less than $36,600 for a single person household or less than $41,800 for a two person household.

Some eligible minor home repairs that may be funded by the program include, but are not limited to: new windows, new doors, new locks, smoke detectors, handrails, grab bars, new roof, replacement locks, leak repairs, new light fixtures, gutter cleaning, and drywall repair.

For information on the program or to enroll, call (614) 732-0894.

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  1. is this still available? need some projects done, I am in madison township, i am 61, make under 36,000, and own my home, thanks, i need trim around the baseboards, gutters cleaned, minor roof repair, panels on wood fence replaced, flooring in entry way put in, thanks


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