City of Wellington Now Accepting Pre-Applications for Housing Rehabilitation Grant

City of Wellington Now Accepting Pre-applications for Housing Rehabilitation Grant

The City of Wellington, in partnership with Sumner County Economic Development Commission, is applying for a Community Development Block Grant for housing rehabilitation.

In January of 2017 the State of Kansas will be awarding Community Block Grants to cities in Kansas that are in need of housing rehabilitation. These federal funds are taxpayer's monies being returned to communities and the City of Wellington is applying for $300,000 to be used on the rehabilitation of homes.

If awarded a Community Development Block Grant, the City of Wellington will offer housing rehabilitation assistance to qualifying low-to-moderate income households in a selected target area. To assist in determining this target area, we are requesting that interested citizens submit a pre-application for housing rehab in order to determine the area of most need and interest. The City of Wellington intends to extend this offer to both owner-occupied homes as well as rental and landlord-owned homes. Interested landlords will be required to contribute 25% of the rehabilitation costs unless they are also below the low-to-moderate income threshold.

Town hall meetings and public hearings will be taking place in the near future. Currently, we are soliciting pre-applications from citizens who may be interested in receiving a housing rehabilitation grant. For more information, please contact the Sumner County Economic Development Commission at (620)326-8779 or stop by our office at 123 N. Jefferson In Wellington to pick up a pre-application.