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Archive for Sunday, July 10, 2011

Comprehensive Rehabilitation loans available to homeowners

July 10, 2011

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The city of Lawrence has funds available to lend to homeowners whose houses need foundation repair, wiring, plumbing, painting, roofing and minor interior repairs.

Here are income guidelines: For a family of one, $39,550; for a family of two, $45,200; for a family of three, $50,850; for a family of four, $56,500; for a family of five, $61, 050; for a family of six, $65,550; for a family of seven, $70,100; for a family of eight or more, $74,600.

Some other rules:

•The owner must have owned and occupied the home for at least one year who has not already received a loan.

• The home can contain no more than two dwelling units.

• All repairs must be made to minimum property rehabilitation standards.

• The deadline application is 5 p.m. Sept. 1.

• Applications are available in the Development Services Offices at 1 Riverfront Plaza, on Level 1, Suite 110 or online at lawrenceks.org/pds/.

• For more information, call 832-7700.

Comments

Alceste 2 years, 9 months ago

oneeye_wilbur:

Are you referring to the 3% MORTGAGE loans handed out in the 1970's for "first time home buyers" with the bulk of the money going to a "special group" of people here in Lawrence who were really suckling the breast of the City....and how? Said "special group" ALL being the "movers and shakers" of current times????????!!!

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oneeye_wilbur 2 years, 9 months ago

I always got a kick of enjoyment that the public was duped when the city rehabbed an Alvamar home. But then no one really cared anymore than when the city handed out 3% money some years ago, and boy that was a really needy list of people. maybe someonewill revive that list of recipients.

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Alceste 2 years, 9 months ago

Wage Listings for the City Non-Planning, Better Know Somebody, We Do NOT Care If You DO NOT KNOW THE RIGHT PERSON AROUND HERE Department:

(The first number is the wage; the 2nd number is "Holiday Pay"; and the 3rd number is the TOTAL):

PLANNING & DEV SERV DIRECTOR 1 104,684 3,754 108,438 ASSISTANT PDSD DIRECTOR DEV SV 1 89,266 3,201 92,467 PLANNER I 1 56,730 2,034 58,764 PLANNER I 1 44,793 1,606 46,400 MANAGEMENT ANALYST I 1 43,433 1,557 44,991 PLANNER II 1 58,490 2,097 60,588 PLANNER II 1 71,162 2,552 73,714 PLANNER II 1 71,162 2,552 73,714 PLANNER II 1 61,451 2,203 63,655 PLANNER II 1 59,436 2,131 61,568 PLANNER II 1 71,162 2,552 73,714 ASSISTANT PDSD DIRECTOR PLAN 1 89,266 3,201 92,467 SENIOR PLANNER 1 79,129 2,837 81,967 CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER 1 45,906 1,646 47,553 CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER 1 42,306 1,517 43,822 PROJECT SPECIALIST 1 44,964 1,612 46,577 PROJECT SPECIALIST 1 38,001 1,363 39,363 GIS ANALYST 1 56,730 2,034 58,764 BUILDING INSPECTOR II 1 56,730 2,034 58,764 BUILDING INSPECTOR II 1 56,730 2,034 58,764 BUILDING INSPECTOR II 1 56,730 2,034 58,764 BUILDING INSPECTOR II 1 51,415 1,844 53,259 PLANS EXAMINER 1 39,591 1,420 41,011 SENIOR PLANS EXAMINER 1 63,538 2,278 65,816 BUILDING CODES MANAGER 1 79,702 2,858 82,560 CODE ENFORCEMENT MANAGER 1 63,361 2,272 65,633 ADMIN SUPPORT III 1 36,265 1,300 37,566 ADMIN SUPPORT III 1 35,344 1,267 36,611 ADMIN SUPPORT III 1 36,265 1,300 37,566 ADMIN SUPPORT III 1 30,238 1,084 31,322

GRAND TOTAL 30 1,733,982 62,174 1,796,157

That is ONE MILLION SEVEN HUNDRED NINETY SIX THOUSAND ONE HUDRED FIFTY SEVEN DOLLARS: $1,796,157.00 . AND, that is ONLY wages....it don't include vacation, health or all that other WELFARE!!

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monkeyhawk 2 years, 9 months ago

More cash for clunkers. Yet, the above apologist (typing in its best NPR voice) has the arrogance to criticize a giver. We are really sick of the takers, but class warfare is what it's all about, isn't it?

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vivivin 2 years, 9 months ago

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Godot 2 years, 9 months ago

"The city has funds" Then why is the citymanager proposing a tax increase on property owners of from 2.8 to 3.3 mills.

Use these "funds" to reduce the tax burden on the rest of us!!!!!

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50YearResident 2 years, 9 months ago

What? Home owners now expect the city to provide money to fix-up and paint their house? Lawrence can't pay for their own services without raising taxes, but have enough loose cash laying around to "loan" to homeowners to fix problems that have exisited for years on their private property or 2 family rentals? Go figure........

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Scott Morgan 2 years, 9 months ago

Again, what about the hardworking couple who is paying for a college tuition or two, enormous taxes, and pays the bills on time.

You bet your britches the so called middle class people are starting to get angry.

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SouthSide 2 years, 9 months ago

But talk radio calls this socialism.

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