Wyco Residents Encouraged to Seek Out Home Repair Programs

Published on May 24, 2023

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The Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, KS reminds homeowners of programs that are available for minor home repairs. These minor home repairs can help improve building accessibility by adding ramps and railings or eliminating other barriers.

In addition, improvements to the home exterior can help improve energy efficiency and overall comfort in the household. As the construction season is underway, we encourage residents to explore available cost-saving options.

Home & Roof Repair Program

Owner-occupied, low-income households within Kansas City, Kansas may be eligible for funds to support various home repairs, including roof replacement, electrical work, furnace maintenance, plumbing, and barrier removal to improve home accessibility.

Trailer homes, town homes, duplex and apartment houses, adjoined properties, rental properties, and properties where business is conducted are not eligible for the program. Houses in foreclosure or bankruptcy, houses with delinquent real estate taxes, and houses with code violations such as junk and debris, weed, junk cars, etc. are also ineligible.

“Our minor home repair program is a great way for income eligible homeowners to acquire free some deferred maintenance items such as roof replacement, plumbing, electrical and furnace repairs,” said Interim Director of Community Development Joe Monslow. “Community Development also has a barrier removal program to assist with ADA accessibility in the home. By addressing these maintenance issues homeowners can improve their overall comfort, safety, and well-being at home.”

Each year, the Unified Government helps between 80-100 households with these repairs. For more information on the program, please contact us at 913-573-5113 or jcalderon@wycokck.org

Caregiver Minor Home Repair Program

More than 15 million adults serve as caregivers to frail, disabled relatives and/or minor children. Everyday families make tremendous sacrifices to provide the care and support needed by their older relatives. The Wyandotte/Leavenworth Area Agency on Aging has partnered with the Shepherd’s Center of Kansas City, Kansas to help Wyandotte County caregivers with minor repairs to their homes. Caregivers who meet the state guidelines, and who reside in Wyandotte County are eligible to participate in this program.

“Caregivers across Wyandotte County make an incredible contribution to the health and well-being of our older adults, children and disabled neighbors,” said Area Agency on Aging Director Ruth Jones. “Connecting caregivers with these resources is an important part of how we provide support to our multi-generational community.”

Eligible caregiver home repairs include: installing a ramp or railing to help improve home accessibility, raking leaves and minor maintenance, door and window repair, and more. This program, funded by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services, is subject to state and federal eligibility requirements per the Older Americans Act. For more information on the program, please call 913-573-8566.

More information on this and other programs from the Unified Government are available on our website at www.wycokck.org.