Program offers free windows, doors and paint job for old houses
If you live in a house built before 1978 – and in Hamtramck that means most houses – you may qualify for some major repairs.
The catch is, there must be young children or a pregnant woman living in the house to qualify. Applicants must also meet household income guidelines.
If you do qualify, you may be able to get new windows and doors, a new paint job or a cleanup of lead hazards.
Houses built before 1978 were most likely painted with lead-based paint, which when it cracks and peels becomes a hazard to young kids who might think the paint chips are potato chips and eat them.
The household income guideline is actually generous. A household of two must have an income of no more than $44,750, for three, $50,350 and for four, $55,900. To find out more about the income guidelines – or any other information — call (734) 727-7206.
Applications for the program will be accepted this Monday (May 3), starting at 6 p.m. at People’s Community Services Center, 8625 Jos. Campau.
You must bring the following: copies of a driver’s license or state ID, social security number, proof of income, rental agreement, homeowner’s insurance certificate and current property tax payment.
The program is being administered by Leadsafe Wayne County.