City of Tallahassee launches program to help residents with home repairs

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) – The city of Tallahassee says residents affected by coronavirus can potentially receive up to $ 15,000 for home repairs.

The City CARES Home Repair program, approved by city commissioners and the mayor at the workshop last week, uses government funds from the CARES Act to preserve and secure the homes of Tallahassee residents.

“The program aims to improve the living conditions of low and middle-income households affected by COVID-19 by removing health and safety risks and / or architectural barriers from their homes,” the press release said the city.

You can apply for the program through the city’s website.

Up to $ 15,000 per household is available for the following repairs:

  • Choose plumbing repairs
  • Repair or replacement of the air conditioning
  • Faulty electrical wiring
  • Roof repair or replacement
  • Accessibility problems
  • Windows or screens are broken or leaking
  • Exterior color deterioration
  • Dangerous or rotting railings, stairs, landings or porches
  • Rotting interior floor

The city says homeowners who live within the city limits and meet the income requirements can apply. In addition, mobile homes are eligible if the device was manufactured after 1994 and installed by a professional or licensed installer, the press release says.

“The applicants have to prove that they have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic since March 2020,” says the city. “This can include, but is not limited to, loss of income, increased health care, utility, dependent care, or cost of living costs.”

Elderly, disabled and low-income applicants will be prioritized for this program according to the press release.

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