If you live in a house built before 1978 – and in Hamtramck that means most houses – you may qualify for some major repairs.
The catch is, there must be young children or a pregnant woman living in the house to qualify. Applicants must also meet household income guidelines.
If you do qualify, you may be able to get new windows and doors, a new paint job or a cleanup of lead hazards.
Houses built before 1978 were most likely painted with lead-based paint, which when it cracks and peels becomes a hazard to young kids who might think the paint chips are potato chips and eat them.
The household income guideline is actually generous. A household of two must have an income of no more than $44,750, for three, $50,350 and for four, $55,900. To find out more about the income guidelines – or any other information — call (734) 727-7206.
Applications for the program will be accepted this Monday (May 3), starting at 6 p.m. at People’s Community Services Center, 8625 Jos. Campau.
You must bring the following: copies of a driver’s license or state ID, social security number, proof of income, rental agreement, homeowner’s insurance certificate and current property tax payment.
The program is being administered by Leadsafe Wayne County.
June 29, 2012 at 7:34 pm
I NEED HELP WITH WINDOWS IN HOUSE. THE HOME WAS BUILT 1958; AM ALONE AND 72 YEARS OLD.
November 28, 2012 at 7:38 am
Hello to whom it may concern ;
I am writing to ask for your help I have a disaled friend who needs help she is freezing in her home as I write you this letter ! She is in the need for 9 windows she can’t get help or buy any kind of windows ; doors ; or get help to make the house warm ; it is not an old house it is going to be 11 years old in Nov. 21 of 2012 . I don’t know if there is anyway shape or form that you or anyone else can or will help her ; but I am asking you very kindly to please help her get help she has called Hud ; she has called Habitat for humanity and all the other places that she was told to call ; and no one at all will help her . she is very ; very low in come she is a disabled lady with a spinal cord injury and she had cancer surgery this year more than one . I would like to ask you to help her pretty please . thank you kindly . you may email me back ASAP If you would be so kind as to do so thank you very much for your time and any & all help that you can give to this lovely lady . thank you very much for your time & understanding .