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Grant helps provide free home repairs in Birmingham

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The Birmingham City Council approves funds to repair homes at no costs within the city limits. Roofing, exterior painting, deck repair and handicap ramp placement are the services being offered.

The deadline for applications to be received in the Community Development, Housing Division, located on the 10th Floor of Birmingham City Hall is January 18, 2013, at 5:00 p.m.

To make application you must live in the City of Birmingham, own and occupy your home, meet income qualifications and authorize the use of volunteer labor. In addition to your application, proof of home ownership and proof of income are required.

"These free repairs will be provided through a Community Development Block Grant. The City of Birmingham will certify eligibility of the applicants and we expect an influx of candidates," said Councilor Steven W. Hoyt, Chair of Budget and Finance.

Income Limits:

Household Size - 1 Maximum Yearly Income - $35,200

Household Size - 2 Maximum Yearly Income - $40,200

Household Size - 3 Maximum Yearly Income - $45,250

Household Size - 4 Maximum Yearly Income - $50,250

Household Size - 5 Maximum Yearly Income - $54,300

Household Size - 6 Maximum Yearly Income - $58,300

Household Size - 7 Maximum Yearly Income - $62,350

Household Size - 8 Maximum Yearly Income - $66,350

Service providers Metro Changers/World Changers and Habitat for Humanity will select the homes to repair.  They will make the repairs between March and July.

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