Home repairs are available for low income owners
April 26, 2016
Economic Security Corporation (ESC) is currently seeking applicants for their home rehabilitation programs in Barton, Jasper, Newton, and McDonald counties. A special priority has been established to assist those homeowners who are elderly head of households (62 or over).

The HOME Repair Opportunity Program (HeRO) serves low to moderate income homeowners who live in the four-county service area; the Joplin Consortium HOME Repair Program serves homeowners who only live in Jasper County. Selected applicants will receive needed home repairs at no cost. Repairs could include, but are not limited to; roof replacement, window replacement, bathroom repairs, porch repairs, and accessibility modifications.

The home must be a single family home, occupied by an income-eligible homeowner, must have been the owner’s principle residence for three or more years, and be located on less than 10 acres. Mobile homes must be 1978 or later year, must be situated on land that is owner-occupied, be permanently affixed to the land by means of a poured permanent concrete foundation, and meet the requirements set out by the Missouri Department of Revenue.

The following are examples of low to moderate income guidelines, which are based on a sliding scale: A one-person household in Jasper or Newton County can earn up to $28,950 annually, a one-person household in Barton County can earn up to $28,600 annually, and a one-person household in McDonald County can earn up to $26,000 annually.

For an application, please visit the Joplin home repair Office located at 1924 W. 4th St. or the Joplin central office located at 302 S. Joplin Ave. You may also pick up an application at one of our outreach offices. For details phone (417) 781-4437.

The HOME Repair Opportunity Program (HeRO) is sponsored by the Missouri Housing Development Commission – The Joplin Consortium HOME Repair Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Department.

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