2005-04-08 / Community

Smith: Home Repair Grants Available

State Senator Malcolm A. Smith has announced that Neighborhood Housing Services of Jamaica (NHS) is offering grants of up to $15,000 to 25 owners of one- and two-family homes. Funds may be used for health and safety related repairs; electrical, plumbing and carpentry repairs; and window, door, hand railing and step replacement.

To qualify, applicants must be current in their real estate taxes, mortgage, water and sewer bills; have adequate insurance coverage; have income that is 41% to 80% of the area median; and live in the property they owned for at least two years.

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