***The Federal Home Loan Bank Home Repair Program is no longer taking applications. The program was a two year program and is now closed***
The Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) presented the City with two $500,000 grants to provide home repair assistance for Kansas City, Mo., homeowners who live in four targeted areas.
The first grant supported residents of the Santa Fe, Washington-Wheatley, East 23rd Street PAC and Wendell Phillips neighborhoods, and the second grant supported residents of the Vineyard and Ruskin neighborhoods and the Middle Blue River Sustainability Area by making urgent repairs to the following:
Roofing | Plumbing | Painting | Windows and Doors | Tree Removal | Electrical Systems | Furnace | Driveways & Private Sidewalks | Handicap Ramp | Functional Landscaping
Up to two items were eligible to be selected. The maximum project cost for both may not exceed $6,000.
This grant required a five-year forgivable deed restriction be placed homes receiving assistance for the total amount of cost to include labor, material, education cost, recording fees, construction management fees and developer’s fees.
Applicants could have not have received home repair assistance from an FHLB grant in the last five years.
Household incomes must be at or below the HUD very low income (50%) income limits.
Application checklist (requirements)
- Provide proof of ownership (recorded warranty deed or deed of trust) — may be obtained through the county courthouse
- Provide proof of income — proof of all income sources for all household members, including current pay stubs (minimum of three), award letters, social security benefits and pension benefits
- Completely fill out the entire application — be sure to sign and date
- Homeowners will be assisted on a first come first served basis by eligibility.
To check on property eligibility or to have an application mailed to you, call the Housing Section at 816-513-3025.
Housing & Energy Conservation Services Section
Neighborhoods & Housing Services Department Phone number: 816-513-3025
414 E. 12th St., 4th floor
Kansas City, MO 64106