Here’s how you can tap into Tallahassee CARES grant money to fix your home during coronavirus
To help with home repairs and maintain safe living environments, the city is opening applications for $15,000 grants from federal coronavirus relief money.
Tallahassee officials announced the application portal for the City CARES Home Repair Program after it was approved by the City Commission during a budget workshop last week.
Jay Wolfe, a plumber with Capital Plumbing, fixes a customer’s toilet that was constantly running Friday, July 12, 2019. (Photo: Alicia Devine/Tallahassee Democrat)
To be approved, applicants have to demonstrate negative impacts connected to the pandemic since March 2020.
“The program aims to improve the living conditions of low- and moderate-income households affected by COVID-19 by removing health and safety hazards and/or architectural barriers from their homes,” city officials said in a press release.
Negative impacts can mean a loss of income, increased health costs, difficulty with utilities of cost of living increases. The city will give deference to elderly applicants and those in low income applicants.
The city listed a number of home repair examples that could fall under the grant including:
- Select plumbing repairs
- HVAC repair or replacement
- Faulty electrical wiring
- Roof repair or replacement
- Accessibility challenges
- Broken or leaking windows or screens
- Exterior paint deterioration
- Dangerous or rotting railings, stairs, landings or porches
- Rotting interior flooring
Applications can be submitted at Talgov.com/Housing
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