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Kirksville 2010 HeRO Program

The Kirksville Housing Authority will once again administer the HeRO, home repair opportunity, program. The HeRO Program for 2009, which is still underway, allocated funds to local contractors to perform repair work for six homes in the downtown Kirksville area. This year, the Kirksville Housing Authority will be able to allocate up to $20,000 to an estimated five homes.

The HeRO Program is a federal HOME program that is administered at the state level by the Missouri Housing Development Commission. The program can address issues related to residential code infractions, accessibility, lead risk, weatherization, and rehabilitation. Funding must be used on owner-occupied houses of low to very-low income households. A great deal can be accomplished with this flexible program to improve the quality of life for residents of the City of Kirksville. The Kirksville Housing Authority was able to submit a grant application to the HeRO Program because the City of Kirksville is a designated DREAM Initiative community.

There are eligibility requirements for the program, and applications are being accepted through October 1st, 2010 at the offices of the Kirksville Housing Authority located at 100 Valley Forge Drive, Kirksville, Missouri 63501. If there are any questions, feel free to contact Kyle Horst, Program Administrator, at 660-665-8539 or email horst.kha@gmail.com.

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