Lower income families can apply for home repair from World Changers | Community Spirit
The World Changers volunteer organization will be in Owensboro, June 17-21. This organization’s visit marks the sixth consecutive year that volunteers from ten different states have helped low income people in the area. World Changers will furnish volunteer workers and construction supervisors for each home to complete minor repairs. Ten to 15 homes will be placed on the final project list and all repairs and building materials will be furnished at no cost to the homeowner. The City of Owensboro will furnish the building materials necessary for each project site.
An estimated of 200 plus volunteers will be here during the week and homeowners can expect a crew of 10-15 people at their home for a period of two to three days, depending on the size of the project. The project guidelines are as follows:
- Homes must be located within the city limits of Owensboro, Kentucky.
- The project applies to homeowners only (deed of record). No rental property will be considered.
- Only single story homes will be considered.
- Roof shingle replacement, exterior painting, wheelchair ramps and yard cleanup will be considered for a project. Window replacement and structural repair items will be not be considered for projects. World Changers will make the final selection on which houses will be on the project list.
- The household must meet the HUD low income guidelines (Example: single person maximum income limit is $30,550 per year / a four-person family maximum income limit is $43,600 per year).
- All interested homeowners must provide income information and proof of current homeowners insurance.
- Application deadline is Friday, February 15.
Since 2008 a total 1,025 World Changers volunteers have has assisted in the repair of a total of 80 homes in Owensboro.