The City of Wichita is now offering free paint for owner-occupant homeowners who meet income guidelines and whose property is located within the 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 $36,550, the two-person household limit is $41,750, the three-person household limit is $46,950, and the four-person household limit is $52,150.
“The program makes such a big difference in keeping neighborhoods looking good and maintaining the appearance of homes”, John Hall, Director of the Housing and Community Services Department, said. “This year the grade of paint has been improved and a new vendor has been retained. I’m asking 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 all funds are spent or until the program ends on October 1, 2016. The program is funded with Community Development Block Grant funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
To learn more about the free paint program or eligibility, please contact the Home Improvement Program at 462-3713.