Community Development Director Shannon Meadows says Springfield has a city program which offers emergency home repair assistance. ERIC HIGGENBOTHAM/STAFF.

City program assists Springfield residents with housing repairs

Springfield residents can receive help to address home repairs through a city program.

The Emergency Repair Program, made available by the City of Springfield, offers emergency home repair assistance to eligible residents, according to Shannon Meadows, community development director for the City of Springfield.

“The funding is here to help members of our communities who are elderly, disabled, (and) veterans in good standing as well as low and moderate-income homeowners address one item in their home that is affecting their health and safety,” Meadows said.

The city will offer assistance up to $5,000 to repair roofs, plumbing, sewer lines, water lines, handicap adaptations, and heating, Meadows said.

The program is a zero percent interest loan program, meaning that assistance recipients will make monthly payments based on affordability and household income.

“It is important to remind individuals that the community does have this program available. If you are in need and you meet the qualifications, then we want to be able to meet with you and try to help you out,” Meadows said.

Residents may pick up applications at City Hall, 76 E. High St.

Meadows encourages residents to contact the Community Development Department of Springfield at 937-324-7380 to find out if they are eligible for the program.

“We want our community to know that this is out there, and we want them to reach out to us to learn more.”