Emergency home repair funds available

Financial assistance is available to eligible families in Mecosta and Osceola counties for emergency home repairs through the Mecosta/Osceola County Housing Commission.

Big Rapids Housing Commission assistant director Linda Miller said the funding comes from previous loans to homeowners through a Community Development Block Grant that have been repaid to the housing commission.

“Basically, we are just recycling the money each year,” Miller said. “Both counties have money available right now that must be used by June 30 or returned to the state.”

Miller said the Big Rapids Housing Commission currently has over $50,000 available for use on emergency home

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Home repair costs in Philadelphia metro, a comprehensive look at proposed Sixers arena

Have you been putting off a repair project or two in your home because of how expensive it is? You’re not the only one.

Last year, all the home repairs needed in the Philly area would have cost a total of $3.7 billion.

That’s a lot of money. But it’s a conservative estimate.

The price of everything has been going up, and that includes home repairs, according to a new report by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Unsurprisingly, households with lower incomes are more likely to have recurring repair needs.🔑

Keep reading for my story on that and to

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Operation Home Rescue offers free home repair to Clark County veterans

Linnea and Loren Kurtz describe themselves as helpers. Over the years, the couple have adopted numerous dogs, cats and birds from rescue shelters and helped raise several children in foster care.

The two have lived in their Vancouver home for more than 15 years, since they moved to take care of Linnea Kurtz’s parents. Loren Kurtz served in the National Guard following high school, and both of them worked in social services for many years.

But following medical complications in recent years, the couple realized that asking for help might be the only way to save their house from falling

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Olean Local Development Corp. approves first home repair award | News

OLEAN — The first loan and grant award by the Olean Local Development Corp. will be helping a homeowner fix up their property this summer.

The OLDC board unanimously approved a loan and grant package for up to $10,000 to help a city homeowner on Thursday, the first of an expected five to receive assistance in the first year of the Exterior Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program.

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Home-maintenance jobs: Make sure you do these tasks!

Some jobs around your home simply make you more comfortable, but others fix what is broken. Some of the most important ones are maintenance tasks, the work that stops problems before they happen, or, at least, prevents little problems from becoming big ones.

Not all these tasks may apply to your home, but if they do, experts and home pros recommend you not skip these essential jobs:

  • Clean eavestroughs at least once a year: Cleaning eavestroughs is one of the single most crucial pieces of home maintenance. Clogged eavestroughs can back water up onto your roof, causing mould and damage.
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