City of Parkersburg accepting Emergency Home Repair Grant applications

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PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP)- Now that the cold weather is here, it's recommended you make sure your home is ready to withstand the winter conditions, and the city of Parkersburg is pitching in to help.

The Emergency Home Repair Program lets homeowners receive specific home repairs through a grant. The grant is up to 6 thousand dollars.

It could be applied towards things like fixing roof damage, repairing heating and cooling systems, and fixing major electrical and plumbing problems.

If you're interested, you have to live within Parkersburg city limits, your house needs to be owner occupied, and you have to be at or below 60% of the area median income.

Ryan Barber, Development Projects Administrator for City of Parkersburg, explains the purpose and importance of the program. “Generally what the city tries to accomplish with these projects is to eliminate serious and immediate health and safety concerns to homeowners. This program is first come first serve, so generally we do see an uptick in these colder months. So we encourage anyone, if there is an issue, to address that quickly rather than letting it get worse.”

Applications can be submitted in person or online, at the link posted in the "Related Links" section of this article.

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