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Applications are being accepted until Jan 31st for home repair projects

Posted January 14, 2015 in Beaverdale, Clive, Des Moines West, Downtown, Community Web Exclusives, Urbandale, West Des Moines, Windsor Heights

Des Moines, IA. –

Applications are being accepted from low income homeowners until Jan 31, 2015 for our May 2015 projects. Repairs are done free of charge for the homeowner. Applicants must apply through our Des Moines office. The repairs will be completed on our 20th Annual Wells Fargo National Rebuilding Days on May 1st & 2nd 2015.  Over 30 homes will be repaired on May 1st & 2nd with the help of over 700 community volunteers.

Examples of home repairs that are provided: repairing or replacing flooring, windows, steps, wheelchair ramps, stabilizing a shower, kitchen cabinet install, removal and install of back steps, landscaping and repainting of exterior and many more. These improvements will enable the homeowners and their families to live in a warm, safe and dry home.

“It is so important that we all come together to help our neighbors who are most in need,” said Kimberly Hansen, Executive Director of Rebuilding Together Greater Des Moines. “We are especially happy to be able to serve seniors, families and veterans as they are the heart and soul of our neighborhoods.”

Application Guidelines:

The home must be owned by the applicant, can not be valued over $134,000, can not be a rental or contractual purchase home, the homeowner must be current on property taxes or property tax installment payment plan and the total family income must be within the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) guidelines:

Family Size              Annual Income

One Person             $25,550

Two Persons           $29,200

Three Persons         $32,850

Four Persons           $36,450

Five Persons            $39,400

Six Persons             $42,300

Seven Persons        $45,200

Eight Persons  $48,150

Applications need to be postmarked by January 31, 2015 to be considered for the May 1 & 2nd workdays.

How To Apply:

Contact Linda Jones, Program Coordinator, 284-7403 ljones@rebuildingdm.org or visit our website at www.rebuildingdm.org for more information about our organization.

About Rebuilding Together Greater Des Moines

Since it’s founding in 1995, Rebuilding Together Greater Des Moines has rehabilitated over 2,000 homes and non-profit facilities through the efforts of 18,000+ volunteers who have donated thousands of hours of volunteer time each year. Over 275 Des Moines area homes receive assistance annually. Rebuilding Together Greater Des Moines is an affiliate of Rebuilding Together, the nation’s largest non-profit organization whose mission is preserving home ownership for low-income citizens. Rebuilding Together preserves and revitalizes homes and communities, assuring that low-income homeowners, particularly those who are veterans, elderly or  families with children may live in warmth, safety, and independence. For more information on Rebuilding Together Greater Des Moines, call 284-7403 or email Kimberly Hansen, Executive Director at khansen@rebuildingdm.org or visit rebuildingdm.org





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