City of Wheeling Revising Deadline for Homeowner-Occupied Repair Assistance Program Applications

Due to an overwhelming response from residents, the City of Wheeling is revising the deadline for the Homeowner Repair Assistance Program applications from Dec. 31 to Oct. 31. Citizens should note the change.

The program provides a one-time financial grant of up to $5,000 to assist with exterior home repairs and/or weatherization to qualified residents. City Council passed a resolution authorizing the program during the Oct. 4 meeting.

Director of Economic and Community Development Nancy Prager explained that some eligible expenses include exterior painting, exterior porch or structural repair, roof repair or replacement, exterior window or door replacement and insulation. To be eligible for the grant, the applicant must be the owner and occupant of the residence and the home must be located within the city limits of Wheeling. The resident must be considered low-to-moderate income - the household gross income must fall below $65,580 and documentation of income must be provided.

Additionally, the applicant must be current on all city accounts including water, garbage and fire service fee and must not have any outstanding City of Wheeling citations or judgements against them. The resident will be required to secure a building permit and follow all applicable codes. 

Full details and applications are available in the Office of Economic and Community Development on the third floor of the City-County Building, 1500 Chapline Street or on the City’s website at Applications will be accepted on a first come first serve basis until Oct. 31.

This program is funded through the American Rescue Plan Act funds provided to the City of Wheeling by the federal government. All guidelines follow the Final Rule issued by the United States Treasury and are not negotiable by the City of Wheeling.

                For more information, contact Prager at (304) 234-3717.

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