What is the City of Xenia Home Repair Program?

Now that spring has sprung in Xenia. Homeowners are beginning to think about repairing the home. The current dilemma is money. Not that money isn’t always an issue, but many pocket books are experiencing the effects of the economic recession. The most affected are likely to be the low- and moderate income homeowners. Those who are may find some financial assistance in Xenia’s Home Repair Program.

The Home Repair Program is a grant program that helps low-moderate income homeowners to repair housing conditions that pose an immediate threat to the health and safety of the occupants, or pose an ongoing threat to the structural integrity of the home.

The program offers up to $8,000 for single item repairs such as roofs, gutters and downspouts, windows and doors, electrical, plumbing heating, insulation, foundations, bathroom upgrades, water heaters, handicapped accessibility repairs and more.

To qualify for a Home Repair grant, you must meet the following criteria:

1. You must be the owner of the home (not a renter) in the City of Xenia.

2. You must live in the home as your permanent residence.

3. Your home must be in need of health, safety or emergency repairs not      exceeding $8,000.

4. You must be income eligibility requirements.

Financial eligibility is based on maximum income. For example, the maximum income limit for a household of 1 is $33,700, for a household of 2 it is $38,500, for a household of 3 it is $43,300, the maximum income limit for a household of 4 is $48,100, and so on.

To find out more about the program, visit the Xenia Home Repair Program website or call 937-562-5007.

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