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Home Repair Assistance

We have two programs available to assist you with making needed repairs to your home, if you qualify. These programs were established to help strengthen our existing neighborhoods and help homeowners who may not be able to make needed exterior repairs.


Exterior Grant Reimbursement Program

This program helps homeowners living in the Neighborhood Revitalization District reinvest in their properties. We will reimburse you a portion of the actual costs of the work that has been done.

Neighborhood Revitalization District

To take part in the Exterior Grant Reimbursement Program, you will need to live in the Neighborhood Revitalization District.

Eligibility

To qualify to participate in the Exterior Grant Program, you must meet the following:

  • Your home must located in the Neighborhood Revitalization District

  • Your real estate taxes must be paid and current.

  • You must have adequate property insurance on your home.

  • The improvements must meet our city code and applicable building codes.

  • You or your property have not received an Exterior Grant from us within the last 10 years.

  • The improvement you make must not be paid for using an insurance settlement or other third party.

Eligible improvements include:

  • Façade restoration

  • Window and door repair or replacement

  • Masonry

  • Awnings

  • Signage

  • Exterior lighting

  • Exterior painting

  • Building additions

  • New roofs

  • Landscaping

Fences are not allowed in this program.

Reimbursement

We will partially reimburse you for architectural, construction and material costs for your improvements or new construction. You must invest at least $3,000 and apply within 90 days of completing your project.

Reimbursement will scaled as follows:

  • $3,000 to $5,000 investment = 10% reimbursement

  • $5,500 to $10,000 investment = 12.5% reimbursement

  • $10,500+ investment = 15% reimbursement up to $2,500

How to apply

  1. Submit the Exterior Grant Program Application, along with required documentation of costs incurred and receipts to our Community Standards Supervisor:

    Lenexa City Hall
    17101 W. 87th Pkwy.
    Lenexa, KS 66219

  2. We will accept applications on a first-come, first-served basis until the current year’s funding is exhausted. Order is determined as we confirm that your improvements comply with our city codes and building codes.

  3. Our Community Standards Supervisor will determine all eligibility and inspect the completed work.

  4. Once our Community Standards Supervisor has verified all necessary information and your application has been approved, our Finance Department will contact you to complete the remaining paperwork. We will process your reimbursement in the following accounts payable cycle.


Minor Home Repair Grant program

The Minor Home Repair Grant Program assists low-to-moderate income homeowners with exterior repairs, through the Community Development Block Grant program. Repairs can include:

  • Exterior wood rot repair and paint

  • Roof, window, door or gutter repair or replacement

  • Accessibility modifications (exterior only)

Eligibility

To qualify for the program, your total household income may not exceed the federal low-to-moderate income guidelines, established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development:

Number in household

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

Maximum yearly income

$41,900

$47,900

$53,900

$59,850

$64,650

$69,450

$74,250

You must also meet the following requirements:

  • Have owned your home and lived in it for a minimum of one year

  • Be current on your property taxes, mortgage payments and property insurance at the time of application and through the program year.

  • Submit a completed application and all necessary documents, including proof of income of all household members, and notify us if any of the information changes.

  • Provide access to the property for the contractor to conduct the work and for us to conduct inspections.

  • Comply with all city and state laws regarding property maintenance

  • Notify us in writing if you are participating in other home repair assistance programs.

  • Assume full responsibility for assuring compliance with any applicable HOA restrictions.

How to Apply

Applications are now available online or at Lenexa City Hall, 17101 W. 87th St. Pkwy. 

To be considered for the program, applications and all necessary documentation must be submitted by September 22, 2017. All completed applications will be reviewed beginning in October. You may be contacted for additional information or details regarding the information that you submitted.

Many homes built before 1978 have lead-based paint. Before starting repairs, please take steps to protect your family from lead in your home.