The City of Brighton and Brothers Redevelopment, Inc. are accepting applications for the 13th Annual Help for Homes community project. The Help for Homes (HFH) program brings volunteers and neighbors together to paint or fix up homes needing minor exterior repairs and perform general yard clean up. This year, the community-wide project will be Saturday, May 5, 2018.
Qualifications for this free program are as follows:
1. The homeowner is a senior (age 60 or older) or is permanently disabled. Note that the homeowner must live in the home.
2. The homeowner is a Brighton resident.
3. The homeowner earns no more than $44,750 for a household of one person or $51,150 for a household of two persons.
4. The completed application and required documentation are submitted and received by Thursday, March 22, 2018 to the Eagle View Adult Center in order to be considered for the May 14 work day.
5. All applications and documentation you submit will be strictly confidential and will only be used to make sure that each household receiving materials and services during this project qualifies under the program guidelines and regulations.
Once approved, materials and labor will be provided to get necessary repairs done. Home owners needing assistance can submit applications through Thursday, March 22. Of the applications received, 10-15 homes will be selected at no charge to the homeowner. Applications are available by calling Evon or Sue at 303-655-2075.
Help for Homes is also looking for volunteers to help on Saturday, May 5. Those interested in lending a hand, can put together a team of 8-10 friends, family and co-workers, or join a team that is already helping. If you can scrape, paint, do yard work or perform minor home repairs, your neighbors need you! Since the program’s inception, 218 homes have been restored through volunteer efforts. Call Sue at 303-655-2075 for volunteer applications.
Help for Homes is jointly sponsored by Brothers Redevelopment Inc. and the City of Brighton. Funding is provided by the Legacy Foundation.