City helping secure funds for homeowners

The city of Seymour is applying for a grant to help homeowners receive repairs and improvements to their homes.

Victoria Dake with Administrative Resources association said she needs one more applicant that is in a specific income bracket as she submits the paperwork for the Owner-Occupied Rehab Aging in Place Project grant, which is presented through the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority.

The gross income for a one-person household must not exceed $20,250, while it can’t go over $23,150 for a two-person home, $26,050 for a three-person home or $28,900 for a four-person home.

To qualify, homes must be within the city limits of Seymour and must be insured. Homeowners must be 55 or older or have a disabled person in the household.

Rentals or contract sales are not eligible, and most mobile homes are not eligible because homes must be on a permanent foundation.

Eligible work scope items include roofs, heating, ventilation and air conditioning units, electrical upgrades, lead-based paint hazards, health and safety issues and home modifications (walk-in showers, grab bars, improved lighting, Americans with Disabilities Act accessible ramps, etc.).

Interested applicants may contact Dake at 812-376-9949 for a phone screening, and then she can mail out applications.