Home Maintenance Programs
Community Revitalization Program
The City of Roeland Park and Heartland Habitat for Humanity have partnered to bring neighborhood revitalization to the City through minor exterior home repairs. Projects include:
- Wheelchair ramp installation
Labor is completed by volunteers and homeowners. As a result, individuals and families remain in their homes longer, avoid code violations, and realize energy cost savings and increased home values.
Homes selected for the program are identified by the City's Code Enforcement Department. Contact Heartland Habitat for Humanity if you are interested in volunteering.
Johnson County Homebuyer Assistance Program
The Johnson County Housing Services Homebuyer Assistance Program is designed to assist low-to-moderate income Johnson County residents or persons who have been employed for at least two consecutive years in Johnson County with down payment / closing cost assistance towards the purchase of a home.
This program provides a deferred payment loan at 0% interest, and is forgiven 10% per year for 10 years, after which the loan is completely forgiven.
The program is made possible through the HOME Investment Partnership grant which is awarded to Johnson County Housing Services by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Johnson County Minor Home Rehabilitation Program
This program’s goals are to address health and safety concerns, and accessibility for persons with disabilities. This program provides grant funds for repairs that include:
- Exterior painting
- Furnace / central air conditioner
- Handicap accessibility
- Roof replacement
These repairs may be provided to remedy a city citation or notification by a city/county code inspector of a deficiency for deteriorating or peeling paint.
Mid-America Regional Council First Suburbs Coalition
The Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) First Suburbs Coalition provides a number of design resources, pamphlets and resources:
- MARC Idea Book (PDF) (large file - 10.3 megabytes)
- Book sections (for faster downloads)
- Green Idea Book (PDF)
- In 2013, the First Suburbs Coalition and KC Communities for All Ages published an idea book (PDF) that focuses on remodeling ideas for universal design. The book offers ways to make your home accessible to people of all ages and abilities, especially older adults.
- Saving Energy, Saving Money
- Financial Resources