The City of Wichita is offering free paint for owner-occupant homeowners who meet income guidelines and whose property is located within city limits. Qualified homeowners are eligible for up to $250 in paint. Paint/labor grants in an amount not exceeding $5,000, including paint, will also be offered to income-eligible senior citizens, age 62 and above.
Federal income limits apply. The income limit for a single-person household is $37,200, the two-person household limit is $42,500, the three-person household limit is $47,800, and the four-person household limit is $53,100.
"The program makes such a big difference in the appearance of a home as well as the entire block," John E. Hall, Director of the Housing and Community Services Department, said. "We are asking for help from neighborhood associations to spread the word to members and to consider organizing paint parties."
The program is available on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are exhausted or until the program ends on Sept. 30. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development makes funding available through the Community Development Block Grant.
To learn more about the free paint program or eligibility, please contact the Home Improvement Program at (316) 462-3713.