Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City has partnered with The City of Roeland Park to provide $100,000 in assistance to new and existing Roeland Park residents. Through Habitat for Humanity’s programs, residents and potential homebuyers can apply for up to $10,000 toward critical home repairs or down payment assistance.
A Letter to Residents of Roeland Park from Mayor Michael Poppa:
I’m thrilled to announce the official kick-off of the Roeland Park Homeowner Assistance Program - the City’s partnership with Habitat for Humanity Kansas City. This first-of-its-kind program dedicates $100,000 of federal grant money over the next two years to assist eligible applicants with down payment assistance for home purchases and interior home repair. City staff worked closely with experts at Habitat to identify these two areas as major barriers to homeownership and home maintenance.
This investment is a reflection of Roeland Park’s ongoing commitment to maintaining our status as an affordable and accessible place to call home, a commitment also demonstrated by our track record of lowering the mill levy and budgeting over $30,000 annually for our Property Tax Rebate and Neighbors Helping Neighbors programs.
Eligible applicants will apply directly through Habitat for Humanity and be guided through the process by their full-time staff.
To learn more about the program and start the process, visit: https://habitatkc.org/roelandparkpartnership/
Mayor Michael Poppa
There are Two Homeowner Assistance Options:
Down Payment Assistance Program
Qualified down payment assistance applicants will receive a loan of up to $10,000 that is forgivable after three years if the applicant completes all program requirements.
Home Preservation Program
With funding approval by the City of Roeland Park, qualified home repair applicants will work with Habitat KC’s Home Preservation Program to identify and complete critical repairs needed to maintain the safety and functionality of their home.
Projects will be selected on funding availability and scope of work. Funding is limited. Project applications will be accepted through June 30, 2024, or until $100,000 in assistance is reached.
To learn more about the program and start the process,