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Thursday, July 2, 2020

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Senior Homeowner Assistance for Repair Program is Accepting Applications

Frankfort, IN — The Senior Homeowner Assistance for Repairs Program (SHARP) started taking applications in early May and will continue taking applications until grant funds run out, usually in mid-summer. The administrator of the program, Tom Jameson, has created new procedures to ensure the safety of homeowners due to Covid-19.

SHARP is a cooperative effort between the City of Frankfort, Clinton County Commissioners, The Farmers Bank, and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis. The purpose of SHARP is to help qualified senior citizen homeowners address higher cost maintenance items such as roofs, windows, heating, and air conditioning systems. Grants may also be used to make accessibility modifications such as handicapped showers and access ramps.

People who qualify for this program are those low to moderate-income residents of the City of Frankfort or Clinton County who are age 62 or older and have owned their own home for at least 6 months. The Office of Housing and Urban Development establishes income guidelines that determine eligibility for the program.

Qualifying improvements can include repair/replacement of existing heating, ventilation, air conditioning, repair or replacement of existing water heater, and energy conservation improvements such as windows, siding, roofing, gutters, downspouts, insulation, and exterior doors. Also, certain plumbing and electrical improvements may be eligible.

Homeowners who believe they may qualify are encouraged to contact Tom Jameson at 765-650-1969 to see if they are eligible.