City taking applications for home repair loan program

The city’s Office of Housing and Neighborhood Services Homeowner Repair Loan Program is now open to qualified residents.

The program offers 0 percent interest, seven-year loans for heating, air conditioning or roof replacement. Applicants must own their home, it must be their primary residence and the home must be located within the city limits. Applicants must also have a household income at or below 80 percent of the area median income, or approximately $52,000 for a family of four.

To apply, call 260-427-8585. Applicants will be asked a series of brief questions and then will be asked to leave their contact information on a voice mail system. Someone from the Office of Housing & Neighborhood Services will call back to determine eligibility.

Funding for the program comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and is limited. Residents will be served on a first-come first-serve basis and the program will be closed once funds are committed.

More information about the program can be found at www.fwcommunitydevelopment.org/homeownerrepair